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

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> > That's all the Web does. Ship descriptions (formally known as
> > representations) of resources around. It does not move resources.
> Absolutely.  But a person is not a hyperdocument, even if they may
> sometimes share the same representations.  In an RDF sense, they
> can't be identified.  But in a topic map sense, the document can

I don't understand this -- why is it not possible to identify a person
in an RDF sense?  A URN is just a name; just like "John Cowan" and
"mailto:cowan@mercury.ccil.org"; are adequate ways to identify you for
anyone on the mailing list who wants to refer to you.



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