David Megginson david at
Wed Jun 23 17:08:26 BST 1999

Hunter, David writes:

 > While it is interesting to discuss the philosophical implications
 > of "does Clark Kent equal Superman", it may not be
 > <em>strictly</em> relevant to building web applications, or the web
 > itself.

Actually, it was intended to be strictly relevant, although the Hulk,
or Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde would have been better examples.  The
question was how we determine serial identity -- if person P is
Dr. Jekyl, Mr. Hyde, then Dr. Jekyl again, are Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
identical?  If so, then if IP address 111.222.333.444 is, then, then again, are and identical?

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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