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JeffreyWinter@crd.com (Jeffrey Winter) writes:
>How is this any different than the already well established
>understanding that a URI references a single resource
>that may have multiple representations?
I think it goes deeper than that existing distinction.
>I think the
>relationship is better stated as there being a many-to-one
>relationship between URI and Resource, and a one-to-many
>relationship between Resource and Representation.
That's a good way of expressing the current orthodoxy. What I like
about Bill's point is that it seems to me to go beyond that. (I also
like that he talks about things rather than Resources per se, but that's
>Effectively there is a many-to-many between URI and
>Representation, but that's a much different thing
>than saying theres a many-to-many between URI and
It's definitely different. While I probably need more time to digest
all this, I think the many-to-many between URI and Resource is more
probable, however frustrating it may be for those of us who would like
to have our computers living in a deterministic universe.
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