Web Resource Identity

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Fri May 28 20:16:05 BST 1999

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

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