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Re: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 13:56:58 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200111141856.NAA18142@markbaker.ca>
To: sean@mysterylights.com (Sean B. Palmer)
Cc: a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk (Andy Powell), Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com (Patrick Stickler), www-talk@w3.org, uri@w3.org
> What if the creator of the URI decided that the resource represented
> by that URI was in fact (what is currently) the representation stored
> on the server?  Then the resource and the representation would match
> perfectly, and the latter would be true.

No.  If the resource provider doesn't provide a URI to identify a
particular representation, then nobody is capable of making statements
about that representation.

Consider what would happen if the creator decided to provide an
alternate representation at some later date.

Mark Baker, CSO, Planetfred.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.
Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2001 13:52:34 UTC

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