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Re: tags

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 22:34:02 +0900
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To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, ext Tim Kindberg <timothy@hpl.hp.com>, URN <urn-ietf@lists.netsol.com>, URI <uri@w3.org>
At 12:25 02/01/25 +0200, Patrick Stickler wrote:

>A name cannot in one context identify a resource and then in
>some other context directly identify some other resource, even
>if the other resource is related in some way to the first.

So what exactly is the resource in a web site that's language-
negotiated (e.g. set your browser's preference to have
Japanese and French higher than English, and browse through
the Apache documentation).

The resource is e.g. 'documentation of module FOO' independent
of language. It is NOT some sequence of characters/bytes,
because there is no single entity to uniquely and consistently
represent this resource. Resolving the resource doesn't
give you something you can call 'the resource', it's just
one possible variant. The resource only exists in our

How does that fit into your model?

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Sunday, 27 January 2002 14:40:01 UTC

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