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

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  • To: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Re: Why REST? (RE: [xml-dev] WSIO- With Name)
  • From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 17:10:28 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcG0DmjYZJRgJCsHQq+oRHy5CvLX7wAHIVSg
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Re: Why REST? (RE: [xml-dev] WSIO- With Name)

> > ... In an RDF sense, they
> > can't be identified.  But in a topic map sense, the document can
> > be used to identify the person.
> Ignoring topic maps and RDFs ... we can assert that the URI identifies
> YOU and that links to the URI are links to YOU. We can also say that
> may have whatever representation there you think is a sufficient
> representation of you, including a 404 page. Where do you think that
> there is a problem with this view.

A URI is a *name*; it can identify only along a continuum of certainty
(even a national passport is only a token of identity; there is no such
thing as positive equality in identification).  And why do you say a URI
would have a 404 page?  What is the 404 page for mailt:paul@prescod.net?



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