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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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Tim Bray scripsit:

> (a) have a built-in way to disambiguate between what the resource "is" 
> and what it's "about"
> (b) use different names.
> I prefer (b), and would encourage people to use something like 
> http://www.heritage.org/Shakespeare for the person and the URI above for 
> the picture.  

The trick with (b) is that you are then impaled on this dilemma:

(b1) Dereferencing "http://www.heritage.org/Shakespeare"; returns something,
(b2) Dereferencing "http://www.heritage.org/Shakespeare"; returns nothing.

With (b1) you now have yet another document and have to bifurcate again;
with (b2) you get a lot of surprised people who dereference an http: URL
and get nothing, just like with namespaces.  Given this choice, I like
(a) better.

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