[OT] Re: User @ domain.tld as ID (Once again)

Peter Davis peter.davis at neustar.biz
Thu Nov 3 10:58:48 PST 2005

On 11/3/2005 1:34 PM, "Mike Hearn" <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
> The key points remain - URLs mean websites,
> email addresses mean people.

Um....  yadis at lists.danga.com also goes to websites (archive), and does not
uniquely identify a single user.  And there are protocols that _happen_ to
use SMTP (and therefore rfc[2]822 identifiers), but are not meant for people
(such as the SOAP-email binding [1])

URLs (or more generally URIs), identify _resources_ which may or may not
have a transport protocol (and may not even be dereferencable)

=peterd  (http://public.xdi.org/=peterd)

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-email

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