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On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 04:05:42PM -0500, Rich Salz wrote:
> >If we dispose of the inconvenient fiction
> >of a "Resource", most of the metaphysical hooey
> >surrounding URIs goes away.
> I'd like to watch you try, if only so I could watch the heads of
> Fielding and the rest of the REST camp explode.
Oh please. I doubt it would come as a surprise to anybody in the
"REST camp", including Roy, to learn that a resource was an
abstraction (though I only realized this relatively recently,
because I hadn't thought much about it);
"More precisely, a resource R is a temporally varying membership
function MR(t), which for time t maps to a set of entities, or
values, which are equivalent."
Also, see an Alloy model that some folks put together on the RESTwiki
that emphasizes that fact;
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