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Mogul paper (Was: Information resources?)

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:35:40 +0100
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This reminds me... I think there's a paper by Jeffrey Mogul somewhere which 
re-examines some concepts in this area...

Ah, here it is...


At 16:11 09/09/04 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

>>>Assertions that http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/Hoary_Marmot is a web
>>>page or has a particular creator or last modified date or
>>>what-have-you are inconsistent.
>>How could web client software not have such assertions interally,
>>whether or not expressed as RDF?  My RDF web client software [2],
>>infers exactly that when I use that URI.  It says to itself, "that's a
>>nice looking URI... maybe I can dereference it and learn
>>something... oh, cool, I can... so a Hoary_Marmot is a kind of
>>Marmot...  meanwhile, we got back some HTTP headers; let's remember
>>the expiration time so we can refresh it when it expires...."
>Just to clarify, HTTP metadata can be thought of as a set of properties
>with (mostly) well-defined targets.  For example, Expires is not saying
>anything about the resource identified by that URI.  It is representation
>metadata, an entity-header, that defines a property of the particular
>representation included in the message (or by inference in the case
>of 304).

Graham Klyne
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