Re: What is a "resource"? (Was: many-to-many)
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 10:26:30PM -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote: > I never said that I could determine whether some arbitrary thing has a URI. > On the other hand I _assure you_ that there are things that do not have a > URI. For example "the concept that I am thinking about right now", or "the > whisp of air that just struck my cheek" Now I might assign URIs to any > number of such ephemeral things but if I don't are you suggesting that such > things might actually have URIs that I don't know about? Yes, exactly. Somebody else may have minted them. > We don't need to get overly philosophical about things, just realize that > when you say that "A resource might be anything that has identity" you are > talking about *anything* and this includes more things than you might > imagine. For sure, but I'm not really sure how you meant that to relate to the point above. If you meant that the probability of somebody already having a URI for an obscure concept like "what Jonathan's thinking about right now" is low, then I'd agree. But it's still non-zero. MB -- Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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