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Re: more politics

Re:  more politics
Tim Bray scripsit:

> The many millions of web pages that aren't about anything in particular 
> (they contain poems, or abstract art, or whatever).

A page containing a poem by Shakespeare is in the same position as a biography
of Shakespeare: it can be seen in an RDF context as a proxy for the poem,
or as a document that happens to contain the poem.

> The (physical) 
> robots and coke-machines and so on that can be controlled via HTTP.

If GET does not work on these, then I don't care about them for this
purpose.  If it does work (let's say it returns a representation of the
coke machine's state), then is the page the coke machine, or a document
describing the state of the coke machine?  Same story with a webcam
showing the Statue of Liberty.

John Cowan  jcowan@r...  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
O beautiful for patriot's dream that sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam undimmed by human tears!
America! America!  God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law!
        -- one of the verses not usually taught in U.S. schools


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