[foaf-protocols] 2010-07-17 - WebID spec update
kidehen at openlinksw.com
Sun Jul 18 20:19:07 CEST 2010
Bruno Harbulot wrote:
> Hi Manu,
> On 18/07/2010 15:48, Manu Sporny wrote:
>> Rejections include:
>> * Changing all mentions of URL to URI in the document - we want to be
>> very specific about what we do and don't allow. I don't think we
>> allow URNs everywhere, so this change was rejected.
> I think we've always been talking of a WebID as a URI, not necessarily a
> URL. For the dereferencing method, it has to be dereferenceable indeed,
> but that's still a URI, isn't it?
> Best wishes,
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A WebID is a URI based Name Reference. It isn't an Address. We are using
a URL to make a Name Reference.
The WebID is the focal point of the structured description delivered by
a structured profile (a Resource) that you can de-reference at an
Address on an HTTP Network (e.g. WWW).
If we want to stick with URL then we have to qualify that a WebID is a
URL used as a Name Reference rather than its conventional Address
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