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   Re: [xml-dev] many-to-many

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tbray@textuality.com (Tim Bray) writes:
>The resource is identified by the URI, nothing else.  The 
>representations can vary by time, by the nature of the user-agent, the 
>IP address it's coming in from, and any other information available to 
>the provider of the representation.  -Tim

I think the main thrust of this thread has that URIs can effectively
identify multiple "resources", whatever those are, depending on context.
"The resource" as a monolithic being disappears.

That lets us give up on the notion of consistent (URI+time->result)
expectations that Jeff seems to be picking on[1], and get on with our

With any luck, this approach might mean less philosophical "bleeding
from the brain" (as Tim so cheerfully described it on www-tag) and more
focus on how things work in particular - and diverse - systems.

[1] - http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200301/msg00664.html

Simon St.Laurent
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