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Re: ISSUE-37: short description of model

From: Roger Menday <Roger.Menday@uk.fujitsu.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:45:26 +0000
CC: "public-ldp-wg@w3.org Working Group" <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <31AB9C5B-610F-4866-A19B-6D2F2B36BC28@uk.fujitsu.com>
To: Erik Wilde <Erik.Wilde@emc.com>

> hello roger.
> is there a reason why these variants are so focused on "outgoing arcs"? i
> am really just wondering about this, because it is rather prominent. i may
> misunderstand the intent, but to me this is a bit against REST, which just
> talks about self-describing resources representing state, and doesn't
> really care whether the representation is state local to the resource,
> outgoing arcs, or a mix.

An "arc" can have a scalar at the end of it OR an another resource. 

We did start these descriptions using the word "link", but, that seems to kind of exclude scalars. So, we chose "arc" instead - but, it seems that the "arc" word can also be interpreted as excluding scalars :( ! 

To be clear, we are using "arc" to mean properties/attributes as well as links. 


> in the end, an outgoing arc is state to the local
> resource, too, it simply has semantics (assigned through the media type)
> that relate it to other resources.
> thanks and cheers,
> dret.

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