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Re: Information resources?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 09:29:34 -0500
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1094567374.6086.183.camel@dirk>

On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 09:17, Norman Walsh wrote:
> The notion of "resources" and "information resources" is, from my
> perspective, a compromise designed to allow two world views to achieve
> consensus. Consensus is a good thing and I don't object to the notion
> of "information resources" because they don't appear to do any harm. I
> must admit, however, that it is not a distinction that I understand at
> any intuitive level.
> 
> One of the problems that I have is, I don't know how to tell if
> something's an information resource or not. And if I can't tell, I
> don't understand the value of the distinction.
> 
> Here are some URIs. Which of these are information resources?
> 
>   http://norman.walsh.name/files/2004/09/car
>   http://norman.walsh.name/files/2004/09/truck
>   http://norman.walsh.name/files/2004/09/bicycle
>   http://norman.walsh.name/files/2004/09/cars#dbw
>   http://norman.walsh.name/files/2004/09/trucks#ndw
>   http://norman.walsh.name/files/2004/09/widgets#car
> 
> They're all 404 today, so you'll have to decide based on something
> else.

Well, they're your resources, so ultimately you'll have to decide.

The rest of us aren't licensed to.
  http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#pr-uri-opacity

>  I've got representations for at least some of them. I wonder:
> 
> 1. Will there be unanimity about which is which today?
> 2. Will there be unanimity after I make at least some of them return representations.
> 3. Will the answers we get in 1, 2, and 1&2 agree?
> 
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
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