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Re: Resources and URIs

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 10:01:32 -0400
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At 05:35 PM 2003-04-23, pat hayes wrote:

>[ PS. Here is my suggestion for an alternative introductory text. It 
>probably needs wordsmithing.
>"This document specifies the syntax of URIs, which are a form of global 
>identifier used in Web protocols and languages.  Particular uses of URIs, 
>and their intended meanings in various contexts, are described in other 
>specifications. In general, the entities referred to or identified by URIs 
>when used in Web contexts are called "resources"., but this document does 
>not specify the nature of resources or to restrict resources to any 
>particular category of entities."
>and leave it at that.  Nothing else at all about resources, no examples, 
>no discussion.

This is good.

Can anyone show a dependency of the [software] engineering specification of
URI[s] on a definition of 'resource' or 'Resource'?  Failing that, we should
not say anything that smells like a definition, because a restrictive clause
suggests a requisite and substantive restriction.

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