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Re: article on URIs, is this material that can be used by the

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:42:19 +0100
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, SWEO@spunkymail-mx6.g.dreamhost.com, IG?@spunkymail-mx6.g.dreamhost.com, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5babv630k4.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Dan Brickley writes:

> HST wrote:

>> I did say 'to some extent'.  A photograph of a painting of George V
>> surely depicts George V, and an MP3 of a wax cylinder of a player
>> piano roll of Rubenstein playing the Hammerklavier is still a
>> rendering of the Hammerklavier.
>
> Only if you assume total coverage of the content of the
> original. Eg. thumbnail images don't depict everything that the source
> image depicts (we went around that block in FOAF).

Hmm?  What _does_ a thumbnail of an JPEG (of a) photograph of the
Eiffel tower depict, if not the Eiffel tower?  If you show it to 1000
people, and as them what it is, I'll bet you all but the most
obstreperous geeks (and Fair Witnesses :-) will say "(a picture of)
the Eiffel Tower".  Are they all wrong?

ht
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