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On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 05:38:55PM +0000, Miles Sabin wrote:
> So, according to you "resource" is just another way of saying "thing"?


> Strange ... I don't think that's quite Roy's position. In fact I'm sure 
> I recall him arguing quite vigorously against exactly that line.

That would surprise me.  I'm certain he believes this, though I can't,
at the moment, find any words of his that say exactly this.

> Whatever, you're welcome to Resource and Representation, and as far as 
> I'm concerned you're free to use them anyway you see fit. I'm even 
> happy for you to try to view whatever I say through REST-tinted 
> spectacles. As I said in an earlier response to Tim, one of the nice 
> things about the "REST is just one view among many" attitude is that it 
> just doesn't matter any more. You do your thing and I'll do mine.

I respect that, because I don't know for certain that there isn't
another model out there that isn't just as general as the REST model.  I
just have yet to see one, which is why I have a hunch that any model
which is as general as the REST model, is equivalent to the REST model.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis


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