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This Post Is Ambiguous

When was the last time you had an unambiguous discussion?

In which Roy Fielding asks why the Semantic Web has a requirement that URIs identify a resource unambiguously?

I believe the whole attempt to make a distinction between a "document" and a "non-information resource" is just way too complicated for most users. All this business of redirecting the client from the non-information resource to a document that describes the resource seems like a hack. I understand the problem (does the URI refer to the Thing or the Document About The Thing?) and it's complicated. Take the link I used to point you, the loyal reader, to more information about Roy Fielding. I used http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/ which is some home page for Roy. Is that link pointing to The Man or The Home Page?

My answer? Both. And the semantic web needs to deal with that unambiguity. As far as I can tell, it can. Since anyone can publish metadata about anything on the web, there's not…

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Friends for Sale Architecture - A 300 Million Page View/Month Facebook RoR App | High Scalability
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Coding Horror: The Ultimate Unit Test Failure
When users can't figure out how to use your app, when users pass over your app in favor of something easier or simpler to use, that's the ultimate unit test failure.
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