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Re: What if an URI also is a URL

From: carmen <_@whats-your.name>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 16:13:26 -0400
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070610201326.GA2825@replic.net>

> > Imagine a world where everything -- absolutely everything -- has one or 
> > more unique barcode printed on it. Including passports and people. And 
> > everyone has a free barcode printer. Tim has simply asserted that the 
> > barcode on your forehead should be different from the barcode on your 
> > passport.

why should they be different? so they have to depend on some 3rd database somewhere connecting the two numbers?  this is like the 303 redirect thing. most people will never do it. its added complexity on the server level and model level with provenance tracking, and scripting-language web-client libraries usually invisibly follow the redirect without even telling you the URL changed..

i'll take the same number on the RFID tag implanted under my skin, and my passport, thanks. theyre both to identify me anyways. any ID referring to the passport itself is up to the issuing agency to care about, the analogy being a GUID or quad-hash in the store never exposed to the user or usually even the developer..

each word in the english language has represented about 4 or 5 things depending on context for ages. no reason UR[IL]s cant do the same..


> This does in no way preclude you from using your passport to 
> > authenticate yourself.
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