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Uche Ogbuji wrote,
> > 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
It's not new, nor do I think Bill would claim it was.
For various reasons a lot of people have got themselves locked into an
ideology (I name no names, but watch where my eyes rest ;-) which
denies this (IMO) uncontroversial fact.
Bill is to be congratulated for reminding us of it so clearly and