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Re: Personal URI?

From: David Allsopp <d.allsopp@signal.qinetiq.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 09:05:52 +0100
Message-ID: <3D50D4E0.795DC9C6@signal.qinetiq.com>
CC: RDF-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Peter Bruhn Andersen wrote:
 In other words we have:
> in organization FOO where he has the roleA his email address is
>    roleA@FOO.org
> and in organization NotHere where he has the roleB his email address is
>    roleB@NotHere.com
> There is no (easy) way a program would be able to conclude that these two addresses refers to the same person and thus no is way we can piece together a complete description of the person.

There's no way a person can determine this either, without extra
information. We might guess that certain addresses might refer to the
same person, but we can't be sure. It isn't just a programmatic problem.

> Murray said:
> > Because email addresses are not stable?
> Yes that too is a problem especially in a situation like this where the email address’s belongs to roles. We just don’t know when there is a new person in that role.

Names aren't 100% stable either. And some people use several names.



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