RE: Are URIs Resources? (WAS RE: Re: Non-info set)
It is the natural sense of it to me as well, although, given the names of arguments, I can conceive of a URI as a document itself (particularly if it names a name). If I think of the hyperlink as a function a) I win an old discussion with Goldfarb from a long time ago b) the framework of objects makes more sense to me as I can conceive of it as a control. Then the range is computed, not declared per se, and that fits the quantum logic model (the act of addressing a continuous resource is just a vector address). Now, does that fit what Fielding says. One thing that leaps out at me is that if the URI is not itself a resource or a representation, its space parallels the information space, that is, it is not itself part of the web by definition. If it is, then it should be addressable when in a document state (which of course, it is given an element container where it is just the value of the href attribute). The quantum logic approach fits. len From: Alan Gutierrez [mailto:alan-xml-dev@e...] * Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@i...> [2005-04-11 17:30]: > So a URI is a function? > > No, a resource is a function per definition. > A resource maps a URI to another URI in the case of a redirect. > > A URI is an argument to a resource? > > It makes better sense that way. A hyperlink is not a URI. A hyperlink is > a function. A hyperlink can be a resource (and so can anything else except > a URI). Coming in late. Probably covered. I'm using URIs a lot in Java programming. Pretty much where ever I need a key. I'm building frameworks, and to keep things extesnible, I'll use a URI keyed Map for data, for those things whose type cannot be anticipated. (Perlish, Perlish, me.) Thus, I tend to see URIs as arguments. This breakdown of hyperlink as function, URI as argument is how I see it. The distinction between the resource and the identifier was a leap, but it's natural now. The distinction between a URI and the code that resolves it was a leap, but it's natural now. Unless it's unnatural. I'm coming in late.
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