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RE: URIs / URLs

From: Frank Tobin <ftobin@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 11:02:06 -0500 (CDT)
To: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Cc: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.33.0104121054050.86907-100000@palanthas.neverending.org>
Lee Jonas, at 16:25 +0100 on Thu, 12 Apr 2001, wrote:

    Ok, so if I want to store some metadata that states you wrote the
    email this is a response to, which URI would you suggest I use for
    the email and which URI to identify you?

From what I've been able to grasp of this conversation, there is no means
to identify "people", as they are not entities identifiable via URI's, but
rather we can only identify discrete projections of the person in the net.
Perhaps what we should say is that "the author if this email reads the
mail at bob@abc.com".  While this statement does not hold true over all
time, it could be stated to be true for within a certain expiration time.

If you think about it, in the end, there is no real way to really
absolutely identify a person; any identifier or collection thereof could
be transferred to another person.

If I'm way off base here let me know...I'm trying to keep up with this...

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Frank Tobin		http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2001 12:02:07 GMT

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