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Re: Can "http://danbri.org" and "http://danbri.org/" URIs represent different things?

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 16:42:06 -0400
Message-ID: <29af5e2d0907021342w78944f43h47625569bb9244f0@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 8:54 PM, Dan Brickley<danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
> Hello TAG,
> Talking with some SW folk about OpenID, and whether my "me-the-person" URI
> could be practically usable as my OpenID, I came up with this corner-case:
> Could http://danbri.org be a URI for "me the person", and http://danbri.org/
> be a document about me (and also serve as my OpenID)?
> As I understand HTTP, any client must request something, so the former isn't
> directly de-referencable. The client has to decide to ask for / from
> danbri.org instead. But they're still different URIs, aren't they?
> Is...
> <Person  xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1"/
>         rdf:about="http://danbri.org">
>  <openid>
>    <Document rdf:about="http://danbri.org/"/>
>  </openid>
> </Person>
> ...at all feasible? I guess it depends on how exactly we think about the
> "add a / to the end" step...

>From an RDF point of view the URI strings are different means that
they can denote different things.

I guess the question I have about this is: Why be so "clever"?

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