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   Re: [xml-dev] What is "the Web"

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On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 12:36:08PM -0400, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> And each of these would be a representation, not the black hole itself.

GET can't return the thing, only a representation of the thing
identified by the URI.  It's an abstraction, as Len rightly points
out - a very useful abstraction that allows URIs to identify
anything with identity.

> There are at least two consistent ways to say that it does have identity. 

Sorry, I'm not following you down that rathole.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com


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