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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs harmful

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On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 08:00:20AM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> Mark Baker scripsit:
> > Tim told me that he thought that http://www.w3.org/Consortium/
> > identified the W3C.  
> Well, okay.  But that URI also identifies a hyperdocument,

No, the URI identifies what people use it to identify.  In this case,
the W3C.  Invoking GET on that URI returns a hypermedia document, but
that's different than saying that the URI identifies the document.  The
document is a representation of the identified resource.

w3.org doesn't return a Content-Location header on a GET to that URI,
meaning that they provide no URI for the document.

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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