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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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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."
   -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2000Sep/0030

Also, see an Alloy model that some folks put together on the RESTwiki
that emphasizes that fact;


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