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> Everything and anything which might be identified by a URI, has a
> representation. Perhaps not a good representation but nonetheless a
According to the spec (rfc 2396):
> The resource is the conceptual mapping to an entity or set of
> entities, not necessarily the entity which corresponds to that
> mapping at any particular instance in time.
Thus, you can have a URI which points to nothing at a particular time. And
that's the main problem, methinks:
1) Anything might be represented by a URI.
2) A URI might not represent anything (at least, something which is not re.
> Now consider something _without_ a representation:
> text/plain; a thing without a representation
That's a blank document; a file with no text in it. It is still identified
by the mime-type text/plain. Thus, it is still a thing.
"my mind is slipping away...
...day by glorious day"