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Re: HTTP URIs and authority

From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:11:27 -0400
Message-ID: <f032cc060710230611t7ed11e38k8d33a0eb9191f0f7@mail.gmail.com>
To: "W3C-TAG Group WG" <www-tag@w3.org>

On 10/23/07, Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu> wrote:
> I think you still do.  You own the URI but you don't own Paris.  What
> people gets back is your personal "impression" of Paris.  If other
> people don't agree with your impression, they cannot use your URI to
> denote Paris.  They have to mint a different one.  Whoever gets right
> will be shared by more people, other URIs will die.  This is the rule of
> the game.

I really like this evolutionary approach to URIs and
authority--particularly in the context of the semantic web. Does
anyone know if this 'game' has been discussed or written up anywhere
before?

//Ed
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