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What is the point of the URI specification?

URI's are designed to unambiguously identify a resource across different namespaces and addressing systems, like HTTP, FTP, NNTP, Gopher, email etc. Hence you need the scheme to indicate which ...
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What is the point of the URI specification?

The scheme for a URI provides context and meaning for how you should interpret the URI, and ultimately request the resource being identified. The "U" in URI means "Universal" — you ...
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What is the point of the URI specification?

When someone hands you a bunch of ones and zeros it's nice if they tell you what to do with them. In windows, files do this in their names after the last dot: .exe, .txt In linux, files do this with ...
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What is the point of the URI specification?

You seem to be thinking about this from a very narrow viewpoint. It's a bit like me asking what the point of a prosthetic leg is given that I have all the legs I need. If you have a database or some ...
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If logging in is not a Use Case, then what is it and where do I describe it?

Subfunction Goals and Use Cases Although "identify myself and be validated" (or "log in") has been eliminated as a user goal, it is a goal at a lower level, called a subfunction ...
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