Re: Can "" and "" URIs represent different things?

On 4/7/09 16:36, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> On 2009-07 -03, at 03:55, Larry Masinter wrote:
>>>>>> Could be a URI for "me the person", and
>>>>>> be a document about me (and also serve as my OpenID)?
>> Allowing and to "represent"
>> different things would be a bad design choice. Don't do it.
>> Perhaps there isn't an audit trail in RFC 2616 that doesn't
>> tell you that you shouldn't do something, but that doesn't
>> mean that it isn't a bad idea.
>> RFC 2616 was not written with the "semantic web" in mind,
>> wasn't intended to solve the "semantic web"'s design problems
>> for how to use URIs to represent abstract concepts, and
>> so trying to do a close reading of the words (at least
>> some of which were written by me) is -- I can claim --
>> a futile exercise.
> Well said.

Doesn't the "use a 303 redirect if you're representing a non-digital 
thing" http-range-14 guidance violate this same advice?

Let's forget the domain-name-only scenario for a moment:

Per http-range ... I can deploy as  naming "me, 
myself", but redirect with HTTP 303 to as naming 
"a document about me".

Does that TAG approve, disapprove, tolerate or discourage this latter 



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