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RE: Question re: URIs

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2003 21:10:50 -0700
To: "'Sandro Hawke'" <sandro@w3.org>, www-talk@w3.org
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-id: <000001c375bf$308260c0$6401a8c0@MasinterT40>

Re: Many-to-One vs  One-to-One

I think the question is ill-formed; it assumes that
the space of resources has a well defined equality
relationship.

Before you can ask if there are two URIs U1 and U2 such
that U1 != U2 but 
ResourceIdentifiedBy(U1) == ResourceIdentifiedBy(U2)

you have to know what '==' means for resources. But
there is no well-defined equality for resources, so
the question doesn't make sense.


many-to-one and one-to-one only apply to spaces with
well-defined (and, for that matter, unique) equality
relationships.

Larry
Received on Monday, 8 September 2003 00:12:33 GMT

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