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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:

>> What is returned by a GET is simply a description of the actual
>> resource (other wording is a 'representation of the resource').

But is not the representation of a resource a resource? How
do we then refer to both "the Eiffel Tower" and a "description
of the Eiffel Tower" if they have the same URI.

If a URI can name everything, then every thing should have
its own URI, if it is thus named.

The resource has a URI. Each representation of the resource
is also a resource and has a different URI, etc.


Patrick Stickler              Phone: +358 50 483 9453
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