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email@example.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, 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.
 - http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200301/msg00664.html
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