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Re: Valid representations, canonical representations, and what the SW needs from the Web...

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 03:47:05 -0800
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Message-Id: <0D201B4E-36A4-11D7-AD42-000393753936@apache.org>

On Sunday, February 2, 2003, at 03:25  AM, Miles Sabin wrote:
> Roy T. Fielding wrote,
>> BTW, my dissertation doesn't exist within the Web any more than the
>> Sun exists within the Web.  Nevertheless, I could mint an http URI
>> to identify my dissertation if I wanted to and the system wouldn't
>> know the difference.
>
> I appreciate that this was meant as a closing aside, but would you 
> agree
> that this generalizes to "Resources don't exist within the Web".

No, but you could generalize it to "Some resources don't exist within
the Web."  There is nothing wrong with defining a URI that does identify
a web page.

....Roy
Received on Sunday, 2 February 2003 06:46:07 GMT

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