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Re: Question re: URIs

From: <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 19:21:02 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <33147.>
To: <www-talk@w3.org>
Cc: <mnot@mnot.net>, <uri@w3.org>

> * Many-to-One - that is, it's possible for many URIs to identify the
> same resource. In this view, it may be helpful to think of URIs as
> identifying *interfaces* to resources, rather than resources
> themselves; i.e., if one asserts that two URIs identify the same
> resource, it really is the same resource.

That's the current position of the TAG:

"Web architecture does not constrain resources to be uniquely named."
  -- http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#identification

Dan Connolly, experimenting with a webmail client
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