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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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> Bill de hÓra posted something on www-tag that's very much worth
> contemplating, even if you don't like it.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2003Jan/0301.html

I'm having a great deal of trouble discerning anything new here.  This seems 
to me jsat a different stating of my own frequently-stated belief that 
semantic laxness rather than rigor is essential to make URIs work.  Basically, 
I'm happy with a humpty dumpty view of URIs: the agent making the reference 
and the agent interpreting the reference can basically allow URIs to mean 
whatever solves their problems.  This implies a many-to-many relationship 
between URIs and things.

What puzzles me, though, is that you've always seemed distrustful of this 
approach, so what it is about Bill's particular expression of the idea that 
holds some appeal for you?

I've always said the sky is not falling in my corner of the URI universe, and 
precisely because I've pretty much always admitted the many-to-many idea, and 
scoffed at the very concept of a truly universal identifier.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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  • References:
    • many-to-many
      • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>


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