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Subject: Re: [xri] Dropping the word 'Canonical' from XRD

I am OK with that.   It made more sense for CanonicalID.

I am happy with subject being the name of the thing the XRD is  

In some ways it is better to stay away from the resource debate as well.

Not all http URI denote information resources in w3c speak.

John B.
On 2009-09-15, at 7:57 PM, Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:

> Subject is described as "Provides the canonical identifier for the  
> resource described by this XRD". I think the word 'canonical' does  
> not make sense here and should be removed. Subject is simply the  
> subject of the document and Alias are other names it is known by.  
> Subject might be considered canonical if there are aliases present,  
> but alone, it does not really have that clear meaning.
> It should be perfectly fine to describe a resource which has two  
> URIs by its non-preferred URI since that may change over time  
> without creating a need to update descriptors as the preferred URI  
> changes. There could also be deployments where different protocols  
> require different URI structures, and each will describe the same  
> resource but with a different primary URI.
> Of course, protocols can designate additional meaning to the Subject  
> element and declare it as canonical for their use cases.
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