RE: What is a "resource"? (Was: many-to-many)
The use of a URI assigns identity. There is no effective meaning to "has identity" because that would be a property and you have no definition for it except a circular one. You don't have an open system, Mark. You have a very large and very loose one, but the circular definition closes it. If you don't know, you don't know. You know? len From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@a...] On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 08:48:48PM -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote: > A resource might be _anything_. There are resources with identity and those > without. In this context, a resource with 'identity' is a resource which is > _identified_ by a URI. A resource 'without identity', in this context, is a > resource which is not _directly_ identified by a URI. Whoa, hold on there. A URI doesn't assign identity, it just reflects it. Or, put another way, you're making a closed world assumption there; you don't know whether or not some arbitrary thing has a URI.
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