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Re: homonym URIs (Re: What if an URI also is a URL)

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:49:45 +0100
Message-ID: <466E8859.1020405@hackcraft.net>
To: Rikkert Koppes <rikkert@finalist.com>
CC: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, semantic-web@w3.org

Rikkert Koppes wrote:
> 
> Sure, forbidding homonyms seems like a gooed idea

It seems obvious to the point of tautology. "Universal" + "Identifier" 
seems to exclude homonyms.

 > but I wonder if this
> is also possible. Doesn't homonym URI alread exist?

Code dereferencing null pointers already exist. Doesn't mean it's allowed.

> To illistrate an example: www.example.com might be (identified as) a 
> person's home page. But it might include a link element linking to an 
> openId endpoint (www.example.com/openId, say). We do have two different 
> URI's for two different things, but www.example.com is also a alias for 
> the openId endpoint (by virtue of the link element).

It's not an alias, though you can get to "there" from "here".
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