Re: PROV-ISSUE-1 (define-resource): Definition for concept 'Resource' [Provenance Terminology]

Stephan Zednik wrote:
>> That term has a more specific meaning in the context of HTTP:
>> #g
>> --
> Thanks.
> I prefer the following definition from the New Oxford American Dictionary:
> entity |ˈentitē|
> noun ( pl. -ties)a thing with distinct and independent existence : church and 
> empire werefused in a single entity.• existence; 
> being : entity and nonentity./
> / I think it would very much be a mistake to use any terminology in the 
> context of HTTP in our conceptual model of provenance.

I have sympathy with this view, but we might also consider our target audience 
who I think will, on average, be those who have some familiarity with 
terminology used in a web context (i.e. web developers, etc.).

If we choose to use the term "entity" in its non-technical sense, we might also 
consider highlighting the fact that a "provenance entity" is not the same as an 
"HTTP entity".


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