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Re: URI denumerability

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 08:56:44 -0700
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003301c2503d$d723a5e0$6ace8642@masinter>

If a resource falls in the forest, but
no one has assigned a URI, does it really
exist?

There are only a finite number of URIs, assuming
that you limit URIs to be less than

100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

characters (surely the upper bound is less than
that).

So there are only a finite number of resources.

Perhaps the TAG should stay away from trying
to do math, or at least anything involving the
infinite?

Larry
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http://larry.masinter.net
Received on Friday, 30 August 2002 11:56:14 UTC

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