[microformats-discuss] FYI: two posting about the Semantic Webthe
"SynWeb", scraping and microformats
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 25 11:32:37 PDT 2005
On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2005, at 11:14 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Sure. And if you do usability studies you find that people have
> > trouble with the "URI" part of that already.
> Just so I understand: are you complaining about URIs or URLs?
In W3C terminology, the term "URL" is officially obsolete.
In Web terminology, there's no difference.
So I guess I don't understand the question. What do you mean by URI and
what do you mean by URL?
> > What I was referring to was the "using URIs as keys" part. People
> > don't do that today, not knowingly. They bookmark things, they search
> > for things, they write companies names followed by the magical
> > incantation ".com". They don't know they are using URIs; those are an
> > implementation detail which could be replaced without changing the way
> > people use the Web.
> In my worldview, I actually only want to work with real URLs that point
> to a concrete resource. I think people are very comfortable with
They really aren't. Web addresses are frankly scary to most humans.
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