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On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 04:02:42PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> There is no way in the existing architecture of the Web to find out what
> the resource *is*.
Sure there is, concensus. RDF helps machines process assertions, but
humans have been making and processing assertions with HTML since day
one. You just need a way of finding out what assertions have been made
using the URI, http://www.w3.org. Google to the rescue;
Tim told me that he thought that http://www.w3.org/Consortium/
identified the W3C. Google suggests that most people who use that
URI, do use it this way, so there's an issue there. But *many* more
(roughly, 64000 to 1250) use http://www.w3.org as the W3C's URI.
As Roy said, URIs, like words, mean what people use them to mean.
Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. firstname.lastname@example.org