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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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Rich Salz  wrote:
> [Joe English]
> >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.

Actually it was REST doctrine -- where the notion of Resource
is acknowledged to be a convenient fiction -- that finally
convinced me there ain't no such thing.

With REST at one end (where a Resource is some paraphenomenal
abstract thing you can never get your hands on), RDF at
the other (where a Resource is anything Identified by a URI
and a URI is anything that Identifies a Resource), and nothing
but confusion and philosophical arguments in the middle,
that's the only sensible conclusion I can come to.

--Joe English



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