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Re: Mistaken identity?

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 13:00:18 +0100
Message-ID: <1087905618.40d81f52885ce@82.195.128.192>
To: "danny666@virgilio.it" <danny666@virgilio.it>
Cc: "www-rdf-interest@w3.org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "distobj@acm.org" <distobj@acm.org>, "ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us" <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>, "Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>

Quoting Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>:

> I'm seeking a little clarification of the nature of identity on the web, 
> several related issues involved. In short, here are three little puzzles:
> 
> 1. Can a resource have multiple different representations of the same type?
> 
> 2. If two resources have different sets of representations, can they 
> ever be considered the same?
> 
> 3. How can I ever assert:
> 
> <http://mydomain.org/a> owl:sameAs <http://yourdomain.org/a> .

If I need to produce a representation of your good self I have a few pieces of
information I know about you from reading your blog to work from. If you need
to produce a representation of yourself you have much more to work with. We
will thus create vastly different representations, though there would hopefully
be some overlap (unless I get you mixed up in my mind with the author of a
different blog I read and describe you as a single Jewish woman living in
Dublin). It's still the same you that is being represented.

So it is with anything else. Plato's cave and all that.

-- 
Jon Hanna
<http://www.hackcraft.net/>
"…it has been truly said that hackers have even more words for
equipment failures than Yiddish has for obnoxious people." - jargon.txt
Received on Tuesday, 22 June 2004 08:00:21 GMT

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