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Re: Principles of Identity in Web Architecture

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:50:33 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <6f7f386a-c79f-46c7-0eea-7c62fd0d78b5@dbooth.org>
This is a fight between two bald men over a comb, to quote Borges.

   "identity" != "identity"

It is obvious that Pat is using the word "identity" in a different sense 
than others.  Is there a better word that could be used instead?  Pat 
suggested "information", but that's clearly not specific enough.

If we don't find a better term, we may have to live with the fact that 
"identity" has different meanings in different contexts, and this 
difference should be acknowledged in any write-up about it.

David Booth

On 6/14/21 11:22 PM, Patrick J. Hayes wrote:
> Congratulations on mis-stating the textbook example.
> 
> Clark Kent = Superman
> 
> but
> 
> Lois Lane believes ( Clark Kent != Superman )
> 
> And, of course, she is /wrong/.
> 
> You see the problems you get into by not keeping a secure hold on the real notion of identity?
> 
> OK, I swear, no more from me on this topic.
> 
> Pat
> 
>> On Jun 14, 2021, at 4:58 PM, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
>>
>> Clark Kent != Superman
>>
>> ....Roy
>>
>> p.s. There are no principles higher than an art form can dispel.
>>
>>
> 
> 
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