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RE: Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-daigle-uri-std-00.txt

From: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 15:01:11 +0100
Message-ID: <57C6E3244632D411A2F100508BC8079A1312BA@juno.interxtechnology.com>
To: xml-uri@w3.org
Dan Connolly wrote,
> Not so: every URL is a URI[1]; every URI identifies exactly
> one resource[2]; hence every URL identifies exactly one 
> resource.

> [2] "An identifier is an object that can act as a reference 
>      to something that has identity."

We've been around this loop several times before. 

If we accept 'identifier' as an RFC 2396 term of art which
covers both names and locating descriptions, then (2) doesn't 
imply uniqueness, at least not as I read it. An identifier 
acting 'as a reference to something that has identity' (call it 
A) doesn't prevent that very same identifier also acting
as a reference to something else that has identity (call it B,
where B != A).



Miles Sabin                       Cromwell Media
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