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You know, I've always suspected that David and Syd were really the same person. Has anyone ever seen them in the same room together? 

And this, it seems to me, is the point: someone disguising him- or herself as someone else does not become a different physical person -- certainly not in the way we intended the <person> element to be used, to "provide information about an identifiable individual". Barry Humphries and Dame Edna are not two different persons, whatever Humphries may claim to the contrary.

But I wonder whether David (or Syd, operating as David) ought not to be using something else, <castItem> for example, given that he proposes to use <person> for fictional characters, something for which it was never intended.

Matthew 
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Sent: 20 February 2014 10:08
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Subject: Re: disguises?

I dont think TEIs sameAs means what is needed here.

so:

<person xml:id=d">
        <persName>David</persName>
</person>
<person xml:id=s">
        <persName>Syd</persName>
</person>

<relation
  ref="skos:closeMatch"
  active=#d"
  passive=#s/>

(or similar).
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