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Re: Web Resource Identity

  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@p...>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 13:01:31 -0500

Re: Web Resource Identity
Jerome McDonough wrote:
> 
>Two different
> URNs may refer to the same abstract work, and retrieve the same or different
> physical manifestations depending on the work identified, context of the
> resolver,
> etc.  When you have two URNs identifying an abstract concept, I don't see
> how you can reliably determine computationally that they both identify the
> same thing.  

Why can't you just ask the server? "I've got these two URNs. What's the
Unique ID of the thing that they refer to?"

-- 
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself
 http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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