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John Cowan wrote:
> Tim Bray scripsit:
> > (a) have a built-in way to disambiguate between what the
> > resource "is"
> > and what it's "about"
> > (b) use different names.
> Given this choice, I like
> (a) better.
How do you draw the distinction between representation and resource? One
man's meat is another man's poison.
What is understood as a representation by X may be seen as a resource by Y.
A web page could be a resource or a representation of a resource, depending
upon the context in which is used. To a browser, every HTML document is a
resource unto itself; the page represents nothing.
Even Will Shakespeare could be seen as representation of a set of
chromosomes. If you can't agree on where to draw the
resource/representation dichotomy, how can you agree on an identifier