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On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 10:26:30PM -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> I never said that I could determine whether some arbitrary thing has a URI.
> On the other hand I _assure you_ that there are things that do not have a
> URI. For example "the concept that I am thinking about right now", or "the
> whisp of air that just struck my cheek" Now I might assign URIs to any
> number of such ephemeral things but if I don't are you suggesting that such
> things might actually have URIs that I don't know about?
Yes, exactly. Somebody else may have minted them.
> We don't need to get overly philosophical about things, just realize that
> when you say that "A resource might be anything that has identity" you are
> talking about *anything* and this includes more things than you might
For sure, but I'm not really sure how you meant that to relate to the
point above. If you meant that the probability of somebody already
having a URI for an obscure concept like "what Jonathan's thinking about
right now" is low, then I'd agree. But it's still non-zero.
Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca
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