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   Re: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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> Why is a picture of some bricks the same as a brick?

It isn't.  The picture is one *representation* of the bricks.

The URI identifies the resource (some bricks), and a GET returns a
representation (an image) of those bricks.

> Until we get teleportation at the macroscopic level, only information
> products (such as money) can be returned by an HTTP GET. All physical things
> can only be named by or represented by a URI.

Only information can be returned, but anything can be identified.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com


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