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Re: URIs are simply names was: Re: "Abstract"URIs

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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