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

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On Wednesday 13 February 2002 07:31 am, 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').

Which is perfectly fine... the question though is how do I refer to a 
*specific* digtal resource reliably, such that I can always retrieve a 
represenation that it is a copy of the original resource? Using a URI, 
how can I reliably point to foo.gif?


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