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RE: 2.3 URI Ambiguity

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 14:07:28 -0600
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE03F9EFDF@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: 'Mark Baker' <distobj@acm.org>, Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Your parents aren't resources on the web.
That is precisely the confusion.

URIs are never ambiguous.  They can be 
used in ambiguous ways but this not something 
the architecture can control and this  
document should be silent about items beyond 
the control of the document authority (the W3C).

After all of the amazing amounts of time spent 
on this issue, I am convinced it is an 
architectural red herring.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 1:54 PM
To: Walden Mathews
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Re: 2.3 URI Ambiguity

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 02:23:46PM -0500, Walden Mathews wrote:
> Further, it's quite a challenge to say objectively that
> a URI identifies more than one resource, or that some
> representations retrieved via it represent more than
> one resource.  It's not clear that "URI ambiguity" is
> actually observable.  Again, the examples...

I use my father's email address to converse with both my mother and my
father.  I just have to look at the closing of the message ("Love, Mom",
"Love, Dad") to determine which of them I've been interacting with.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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