RE: infoURI standard officially blessed

From: Hammond, Tony <>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 12:40:46 -0000

Real sorry to bang on. But.

        1. Semantic web has nothing whatsoever to do with location. (Behave!

        2. URN is only a sub-species of URI. (I.e. URN may be Neanderthal
man but there's a bunch of other hominids out there. Think Floresniensis -

        3. URN (like any regular) URI is anyway still generally expected to
support dereference.

        4. URN is not bound to one transport protocol.

        5. INFO is just an alterate URI scheme - very much like URN but
differentiating itself therefrom - and again does not support one transport

        6. Variety is good. I will certainly not support a cull to one
species of URI alone - 'http'. It makes no sense to the information
eco-system. Get real. Deal with it.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce D'Arcus []
> Sent: 14 November 2005 00:28
> To:
> Subject: Re: infoURI standard officially blessed
> Oh, one thing though:
> On Nov 13, 2005, at 6:49 PM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> > But if you want to build a semantic web, you need to be
> able to locate
> > stuff or it's going to be utterly useless as a global coordination
> > effort.
> How are you supposed to use a straight uri to locate a book?
> There is a
> book, the conceptual entity, but then there's the 20,000
> copies spread
> out all over the world.
> Doesn't something like a urn make perfect sense in that context?
> Bruce

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