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RE: The range of the HTTP dereference function

From: Mike Dierken <mike@dataconcert.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 17:33:47 -0700
Message-ID: <2AE31649CF989F4FB354F6D95EB0CE6E5CEC2E@xmlfmail.xmlfund.com>
To: "'Norman Walsh'" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, www-tag@w3.org


If I have a URI to an angel, and another URI to a pin, how many URIs to that
angel can I PUT on the HEAD of the pin?

Architecture talk is great and all, but shouldn't there be some sort of
progress happening?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norman Walsh [mailto:Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM] 
> Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 7:25 AM
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: The range of the HTTP dereference function
> 
> 
> [norm comes back from vacation and stumbles into the middle 
> of a bunch of  threads, some possibly stale...]
> 
> / "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org> was heard to say:
> [...]
> | I think you are taking my meaning of the word "document" 
> too strictly. 
> | I would include that called "The Bible" as a document.  I would not 
> | call my car a document.  A picture of it, yes. Its home 
> page, yes. Not 
> | the car.
> 
> Can you clarify this distinction a little bit for me? It's 
> not immediately obvious to me what criteria you are applying 
> to distinguish the bible (l/c because one man's god is 
> another man's belly laugh) and Dan's car?
> 
> 1. If the bible is a document, I presume that Gideon's Bible 
> is a document.
> 
> 2. If Gideon's Bible is a document, is the copy of Gideon's 
> Bible in my 
>    hotel room also a document?
> 
> 3. If that copy of Gideon's Bible is a document, can I refer 
> to it by URI?
> 
> 4. If that copy has a URI, then you've got a URI to a 
> physical thing, why can't
>    I have a URI to Dan's car? That's a physical thing too.
> 
> 5. If that copy doesn't have a URI, can I have a URI to the 
> concept of "car"
>    (e.g, not Dan's car but "car" like not this bible but "bible")?
> 
> 6. If I can't have a URI to Dan's car because it fails some 
> (documentp ...) test,
>    can I have a URI to it if I scratch the text of the bible 
> into its paint?
> 
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
> 
> -- 
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> XML Standards Engineer | rustles.--Sophocles
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> 
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 20:35:20 GMT

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