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Jimmy Cerra wrote:
> > Everything and anything which might be identified by a URI, has a
> > representation. Perhaps not a good representation but nonetheless a
> > representation.
I've worded this incorrrectly:
_For_ everything and anything which is identified by a URI, _one can create_
representation. Perhaps not a good representation but nonetheless a
> Thus, you can have a URI which points to nothing at a particular time.
> 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
No. Every URI _always_ identifies a resource. If the resource has not been
provided with a representation at any given point in time, its just because
the author/owner/controller has not provided one.
> > 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
> by the mime-type text/plain. Thus, it is still a thing.
The point of the above is that the representation of a conceptual resource
"a thing without a represenation" could always be the text: "a thing without
a representation", therefor there one can always provide a representation
for any resource (if one so chooses).