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   RE: [xml-dev] ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer

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> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 1:24 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer
> ...
> Furthermore, consider the most tautological definition of a resource:
> it's what a URI identifies. The pre-include document has a single
> URI. Therefore it's one resource. The post-include document has
> multiple base URIs according to the Infoset that XML is based on.
> Therefore it's several resources, not just one. Indeed since there is
> no one URI that points to the post include document, it's
> questionable whether it's a resource at all. (This is one of the
> things I really don't like about the  tautological definition of a
> resource. To my mind, the post-include document is a resource whether
> it's got a URI or not.)
> ...

IMHO: it can be a resource without an URI actually been assigned to it. The
essential thing is that you *could* assign that URI.


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