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   RE: [xml-dev] SOAP and the Web

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> From: Didier PH Martin [mailto:martind@netfolder.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 9:13 PM
> To: Paul Prescod; xml-dev
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] SOAP and the Web


> ..
> a) The resource is an abstract entity representing something on
> the web. Its
> a metaphysical monad, an abstarct thing associated to a concrete
> thing: the
> representation.
> b) A resource may be identified by a URI. More particularly its location
> represented by a URL and its name by a URN.
> c) The outcome of an HTTP GET operation on a particular resource
> identified
> by a particular URI is its representation.
> However, a resource has not:
> a) several representations

How do come to that conclusion? The representation returned upon GET depends
on a variety of factors, including HTTP request headers, time of day and so
on... So clearly a resource can have many representations.

> b) several URIs.

Depends on how you define identity of URIs. For particular URI schemes, two
URIs may identify the same resource even if they aren't lexically identical.


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