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   Re: URIs are simply names was: Re: [xml-dev] "Abstract" URIs

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On Wednesday 13 February 2002 12:31, Jonathan Borden wrote:

> URIs are names. The point being made is that what they name is NOT the
> literal series of characters returned by a GET, rather the URI names a
> _resource_ which might be anything thing that has a name. What is returned
> by a GET is simply a description of the actual resource (other wording is a
> 'representation of the resource').

Sometimes it's a description (like my web page), sometimes it's confirmation 
of an action having been performed on that resource (when the GET invokes a 
script on the server), sometimes it's the actual resource (when the resource 
*is* a string of bytes). That's the distinction I think is being blurred over 


                               Alaric B. Snell
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