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   Re: [xml-dev] URIs are simply names was: Re: [xml-dev] "Abstract"URIs

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On 2002-02-13 14:31, "ext Jonathan Borden" <jborden@attbi.com> wrote:

> Paul is entirely correct.
> A URI is simply a name for a thing, whatever that thing may be. A name is
> not the thing that it names

How about 'data:foo'? Or do you consider that a self-referential name?

There is an entire class of URIs which are also resources and
do not denote anything else.

C.f. http://ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-pstickler-uri-taxonomy-00.txt

> URIs are names.

Some are.

> )note new email address -- which refers to the same person as
> jborden@medione.net)

No. An email address does not refer to a person.

Does sales@abc.com refer to some person named 'sales'?

An email address is just that. A place to put mail.



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