> * I am late to the game, as usual * > > > That model works well when you are just fetching representations for human > > or machine consumption. When you want to make *assertions*, though, you > > have a problem. Consider http://www.heritage.org/images/shakespeare.jpg . > > Now does that refer to *Shakespeare*, the playwright who was born on > > or about 1564-04-23? Or does it refer to a *picture of Shakespeare*, > > which is in JPEG format and contains 176 by 190 pixels? And if it refers > > to one of them, how does one refer to the other? > > I just wanted to chime in that I did dereference the link almost immediately > and got a good laugh out of it. Another interesting example would be to > refer to an image of some object, say a pipe > http://www.library.upenn.edu/finearts/slide/286/28601045.htm-- Ceci n'est > pas une pipe. Then we are getting somewhere-- or nowhere. Or if something > more recent is preferred, Giselle Beiguelman recently worked on a project at > http://www.desvirtual.com/nike/ -- Ceci n'est pas une nike. > > In any event, thanks for the link, your point was well made... So maybe you can explain it better to me. Surely the point is not that because the url contained the string "shakespeare" that one should infer tht the contained resource is of William Shakespeare, playwright of "Hamlet". Surely neither you nor John has come across any software daft enough to make such a leap. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com The open office file format - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/librar y/x-think15/ Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html 4Suite Repository Features - https://www6.software.ibm.com/reg/devworks/dw-x4su ite5-i/ XML class warfare - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6965
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