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Re: Disambiguation; keeping the "U" in "URI"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 23:18:20 -0400
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: "'Bill de hÓra'" <dehora@eircom.net>, "'Danny Ayers'" <danny666@virgilio.it>, msabin@interx.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020424231820.H13270@www.markbaker.ca>
On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 05:30:51PM -0700, Larry Masinter wrote:
> "http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html" isn't Mark Baker's name.
> "Mark Baker" is Mark Baker's name. 
> "http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html" is the URL of Mark Baker's
> web site.

There are several strings that can be used to identify me.  "Mr. Baker",
"Mark", "Mark Baker", "Daddy", "http://www.markbaker.ca/".  That last
one is the only one of those strings that has a uniform meaning in all
contexts.  I like having an identifier with that feature.

So instead of

<http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html> dc:Creator "Mark Baker"

we can disambiguate this by saying

<http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html> dc:Creator <http://www.markbaker.ca/>

BTW, http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html is an HTML representation of me.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 23:11:36 UTC

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