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Subject: Re: [xdi] Identifying dogs and things

But (at least under the old I-Broker system) this would be a violation of the registration agreement.

And in XDI I believe it would be inconsistent with the semantic meaning of =


On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Chasen, Les <les.chasen@neustar.biz> wrote:

The question came up whether the = symbol can be

used to identify dogs or phones. Markus explained that the = symbol is strictly for natural persons. To identify the concept of a dog, +dog would be used. To assign an identifier to a specific dog, a * identifier would be used. Markus added that a registrar for XDI identifiers will typically have legal requirements to allow registration of = and @ identifiers only for purposes consistent with their semantic meanings. Animesh speculated whether it would make sense to also have a registry for * identifiers.

I could have =rover who happens to be a +dog.  Couldn't i? 

I could also have =les.chasen.car which happens to be a +car.   

I wouldn't have to have these in the = community but i could if i wanted to.

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