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

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On 2002-02-14 23:03, "ext Jonathan Borden" <jborden@attbi.com> wrote:

> John Cowan wrote:
>> Patrick Stickler wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Exactly my point throughout this thread.
> Again, the "data:" scheme is designed to do exactly this. For example
> suppose the URI:
> http://example.org/TheEiffelTower
> which when GET'd returns:
> "this is a description of the Eiffel Tower"
> and the URI (modulo escaping):
> "data:text/plain,this is a description of the Eiffel Tower"

This is IMO a logical error. If the URI in question really does
denote the physical object, the Eiffel Tower, then you should
get 404 as (given present non-StarTrek technology) you cannot
retrieve a physical object.


Patrick Stickler              Phone: +358 50 483 9453
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Nokia Research Center         Email: patrick.stickler@nokia.com


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