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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs harmful

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On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 04:02:42PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> There is no way in the existing architecture of the Web to find out what 
> the resource *is*.

Sure there is, concensus.  RDF helps machines process assertions, but
humans have been making and processing assertions with HTML since day
one.  You just need a way of finding out what assertions have been made
using the URI, http://www.w3.org.  Google to the rescue;


Tim told me that he thought that http://www.w3.org/Consortium/
identified the W3C.  Google suggests that most people who use that
URI, do use it this way, so there's an issue there.  But *many* more
(roughly, 64000 to 1250) use http://www.w3.org as the W3C's URI.

As Roy said, URIs, like words, mean what people use them to mean.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com


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