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On 2002-02-13 14:31, "ext Jonathan Borden" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> URIs are names.
> )note new email address -- which refers to the same person as
No. An email address does not refer to a person.
Does email@example.com refer to some person named 'sales'?
An email address is just that. A place to put mail.
Patrick Stickler Phone: +358 50 483 9453
Senior Research Scientist Fax: +358 7180 35409
Nokia Research Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.org