[uf-discuss] FYI: two posting about the Semantic Web, the "SynWeb", scraping and microformats

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Wed Oct 26 11:38:18 PDT 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
>>Yes, users use other things than URIs to make the Internet work, and in 
>>fact their day-to-day "mental" interaction with URIs is quite small 
>>(such as when they see an ad for "dell.com", for example).
> Arguably (and certainly technically) even that isn't a URI.

Not even pedantically does what you just typed make sense: because 
"dell.com" does not have a scheme, it certainly matches the BNF for a 
relative URI under RFC2396. However more importantly, most people 
understand that when humans communicate, "chair" is shorthand for
"the person chairing a committee", "the white house" is shorthand for 
something like "official US government policy by the current sitting 
president" and "dell.com" is a reasonable shorthand for the URI 

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