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Re: Documents, Cars, Hills, and Valleys

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 09:13:02 +0100
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To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 07:26 PM 4/10/02 -0700, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>I'd characterise this particular resource as a bunch of information that 
>I'm interested in telling other people, including some links; it's 
>information (quite convenient, seeing that everyone seems to agree the Web 
>is an information space). While that (and much of the information on the 
>Web) is abstract, I think people here are asserting that information can 
>also be concrete.

Maybe being just "a bunch of information" is what characterizes a document, 
for the purposes of being labelled by an http: URI?

A car is certainly more than just "a bunch of information" (RFC 1437 not 
withstanding ;-)

(just musing)


Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 11 April 2002 05:04:09 UTC

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