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RE: many-to-many


orson bean orgone
I think you're right: a resource is the embodiment of a concept, as both are
understood by two or more parties.

If I wanted to exchange information about Orgone generators with Orson Bean,
it wouldn't matter if the concept was formally valid or not.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seairth Jacobs [mailto:seairth@s...]

> I'm not sure that's true.  Ultimately, all you can model is 
> the interaction
> between client and server.  In this case, that means URIs and
> Representations.  The Resource seems to me just a convenience 
> for the server
> implementer, since the client can't know any more about than 
> what it knows
> of URIs and Representations.  I have wondered at times if the use of
> Resource in REST discussions has been more a tool to illustrate the
> architecutral style than an actual concrete part of the equation...
> 
> ---
> Seairth Jacobs
> seairth@s...
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rich Salz" <rsalz@d...>
> To: "Joe English" <jenglish@f...>
> Cc: <xml-dev@l...>
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 4:05 PM
> Subject: Re:  many-to-many
> 
> 
> > >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.
> > /r$
> >
> >
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