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RE: httpRange-14 , what's the problem

From: Mike Dierken <mike@dataconcert.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 13:54:42 -0700
Message-ID: <2AE31649CF989F4FB354F6D95EB0CE6E5CEE4A@xmlfmail.xmlfund.com>
To: "'Norman Walsh'" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, www-tag@w3.org


> 
> Similarly, the http: scheme says you can reference network 
> resources with it:
> 
>    The "http" scheme is used to locate network resources via the HTTP
>    protocol.
> 
> One can argue, therefore, that it's wrong to assert that
> http://nwalsh.com/galaxies/andromeda is a URI reference that 
> identifies the
> Andromeda galaxy. The Andromeda galaxy is not a network resource. The
> extent to which a person or a car is a network resource is perhaps
> debatable, but one school of thought clearly says they aren't and that
> "network resource" should really be read as "document".

The way I look at it is that the 'network resources' mentioned by the http:
scheme are the retrievable representations of the resource identified by the
URI. The 'network resources' are the bits and bytes you end up with when
trying to interact with the resource.
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