Re: URIs are simply names was: Re: "Abstract"URIs
Patrick Stickler wrote: > >... > > But is not the representation of a resource a resource? No, not according to the way those terms are used on the Web. > ... How > do we then refer to both "the Eiffel Tower" and a "description > of the Eiffel Tower" if they have the same URI. If the description is important enough to be its own resource then it could get a new URI. If you really, really want to reify ALL representations in one fell swoop then you could do that at the RDF or topic map level. >... > The resource has a URI. Each representation of the resource > is also a resource and has a different URI, etc. If a "representation" is a "resource" then you are not using the word representation in the HTTP/URI sense. But that representation (in your sense) can have a representation (in the HTTP/URI sense) that you GET by dereferencing its URI (which must be distinct from the original resource's URI). Paul Prescod
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