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Re: What if an URI also is a URL

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:25:58 +0100
Message-ID: <466D2336.1070807@hackcraft.net>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@xmlhacker.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, "r.j.koppes" <rikkert@rikkertkoppes.com>, Yuzhong Qu <yzqu@seu.edu.cn>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org, swick@w3.org, phayes@ihmc.us

Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> Imagine a world where everything -- absolutely everything -- has one or 
> more unique barcode printed on it. Including passports and people. And 
> everyone has a free barcode printer. Tim has simply asserted that the 
> barcode on your forehead should be different from the barcode on your 
> passport. This does in no way preclude you from using your passport to 
> authenticate yourself.

Now imagine I scan the barcode on my forehead with a barcode reader.

Does the device refuse to tell me anything about myself because I'm a 
physical real-world resource and it needs to be redirected to scanning 
some document about me instead?

Surely it just displays a bunch of facts about me that are pertinent to 
my reason for using this system.
Received on Monday, 11 June 2007 10:28:34 UTC

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