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   Re: [xml-dev] Are URIs Resources? (WAS RE: [xml-dev] Re: Non-info set)

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* Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com> [2005-04-11 17:30]:
> So a URI is a function? 
> No, a resource is a function per definition. 
> A resource maps a URI to another URI in the case of a redirect.  
> A URI is an argument to a resource?
> It makes better sense that way.  A hyperlink is not a URI.  A hyperlink is 
> a function.  A hyperlink can be a resource (and so can anything else except 
> a URI).

    Coming in late. Probably covered.

    I'm using URIs a lot in Java programming. Pretty much where ever
    I need a key. I'm building frameworks, and to keep things
    extesnible, I'll use a URI keyed Map for data, for those things
    whose type cannot be anticipated. (Perlish, Perlish, me.)

    Thus, I tend to see URIs as arguments. This breakdown of
    hyperlink as function, URI as argument is how I see it.
    The distinction between the resource and the identifier was a
    leap, but it's natural now. The distinction between a URI and
    the code that resolves it was a leap, but it's natural now.

    Unless it's unnatural. I'm coming in late.

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
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