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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Why REST? (RE: [xml-dev] WSIO- With Name)

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Paul Prescod scripsit:

> Okay, but how *do* we work around the use/mention problem where an
> assertion could refer either to the W3C or to its home page. 95% of the
> time it is okay to ignore this issue and use the same URI for both but
> occasionally we will want to say something about one or the other. I
> can't think of a case off the top of my head but...

Come on, it's trivial.  My home page is measured in kilo*bytes*, I am
measured in kilo*grams*.  I have a mailbox you can send mail to.
My home page doesn't have a mailbox, and sending mail to it is
pointless.  We aren't interchangeable.

The topic maps strategy (which can be mirrored in RDF with a bit
of convention) handles the difference as neat as can be.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_


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