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Re: The meaning of "representation"

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:14:42 -0800
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Cc: W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
To: wangxiao@musc.edu

On Nov 25, 2007, at 12:47 PM, Xiaoshu Wang wrote:
> Here is what you, along with other authors, write in the section  
> 1.2.1 of URI spec http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt
> "A URI may be represented in a variety of ways; e.g., ink on paper,  
> pixels on a screen, or a sequence of character encoding octets. The  
> interpretation of a URI depends only on the characters used and not  
> on how those characters are represented in a network protocol."

Please note that is referring to how the characters in a URI can be
communicated.  It has nothing to do with the resource or a  
representation
of the resource.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 26 November 2007 01:15:06 GMT

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