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- To: "Paul Prescod" <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Re: Why REST? (RE: [xml-dev] WSIO- With Name)
- From: "Joshua Allen" <email@example.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:firstname.lastname@example.org?