On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 04:05:42PM -0500, Rich Salz wrote: > >If we dispose of the inconvenient fiction > >of a "Resource", most of the metaphysical hooey > >surrounding URIs goes away. > > I'd like to watch you try, if only so I could watch the heads of > Fielding and the rest of the REST camp explode. Oh please. I doubt it would come as a surprise to anybody in the "REST camp", including Roy, to learn that a resource was an abstraction (though I only realized this relatively recently, because I hadn't thought much about it); "More precisely, a resource R is a temporally varying membership function MR(t), which for time t maps to a set of entities, or values, which are equivalent." -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2000Sep/0030 Also, see an Alloy model that some folks put together on the RESTwiki that emphasizes that fact; http://internet.conveyor.com/RESTwiki/moin.cgi/WebState MB -- Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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