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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Why REST? (RE: [xml-dev] WSIO- With Name)

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> Let us define a subject as anything that can be talked about.  Then
> subjects come in two flavors: those which are resources (with native
> URIs) and those which aren't.  The W3C home page is a resource, the
> W3C is not.  They have different properties and can't be blindly identified.

This is not a definition of "resource" that I am familiar with.  RFC
2396 says (authoritatively);

 "A resource can be anything that has identity."

The W3C has identity, as does its web page.  So both are resources, and
can therefore be identified by URIs.  Moreover, they can both be
identified by HTTP URIs, because HTTP semantics are also defined to
operate on anything with identity.

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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