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   Re: [xml-dev] Assumptions about URIs

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Bent Rasmussen wrote:

> I mean, wouldn't you have to choose between
> (i) "it's a person, not a location, damnit", or
> (ii) "it's a location not a person, damnit"

Just so.

> Don't addresses in the TEL name space *necessarily* identify phone numbers?

No, I think they identify the Real World objects (mostly, but not
exclusively, persons) which are reachable by dialing those phone
numbers.  The URI of the phone number itself (a digit string)
would be something like "data:application/x-phonenum,555-1212"

> Of course one can use things like rdf:type to assert the type of the 
> resource and thereby override or contradict the authority and the 
> creator -- is this the solution?

Well, then we raise the issue of the authority by which RDF
statements are issued, and why we should believe them -- a vexed


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