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Re: More on distinguishing information resources from other resources

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 10:28:28 +0100
Message-ID: <42C269BC.2060802@eircom.net>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>

Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
> Please join me in a chant of "It just doesn't matter."
> 
> [... +1 ...]
> 
> When a URI does get used in an ambiguous manner, the SW now
> has a defined algorithm for disambiguation that will allow it
> to note such errors accordingly. When a purely conceptual
> resource is identified using a URI, the hypertext Web can still
> be used to follow the chain of links to provide more information
> about the resource without causing ambiguity.  Everyone wins.

Strong agreement except for the word "algorithm".  Practically, the
information can be used as a /heuristic/, and provides similar
disambiguating power to an rdf:type annotation. ie it's entirely
optional metadata about the resource. In TAG terms then - as a
heuristic, there's potentially a similar principle in effect here as
there is for side-effected GETs, insofar as a resource owner can't be
held responsible for the conclusions reached on that resource due to the
response code served up for it.

cheers
Bill
Received on Wednesday, 29 June 2005 09:28:35 GMT

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