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Re: Information resources?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 20:44:46 -0400
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040909004446.GP13611@markbaker.ca>

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 06:11:58PM -0400, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 04:30:13PM -0400, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> > >    Information Resources are the only kind of resources which can have
> > >    representations.  The number 1, which is not an Information
> > >    Resource, might be said to be represented by the two-octet sequence
> > >    0x0001, but not in the sense of "representation" used in this
> > >    document.
> > 
> > No?  Why not?  It seems to me that it does.
> 
> What information is contained in the number 1?

It's not so much containment, IMO, it's simply what constitutes a
representation for "the number 1"?  I believe "0x0001" does that, as
does "1", "one", "I", etc...

> > Gotta disagree with you there (even before pointing out that errors
> > and redirects are representations 8-).
> 
> The MIME Entity (representation) carried in an error or redirect HTTP
> response (in the cases where there is one, like 404) is not stated in
> the spec as being a representation of the named resource, as far as I
> can tell.

Sorry, I didn't mean to distract from the issue at hand - let's take
it to www-archive.

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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