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

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Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> 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?


If the owner of the site wants to give you access to the raw bits they
will construct a URI with that invariant. A hyperlink in the metadata
for the original object could direct you to that URI. It might make
sense to standardize the way of doing this reference, e.g. for WebDAV.

 Paul Prescod


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