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Re: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 18:18:30 +0100
Message-ID: <46A63466.1090908@hpl.hp.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
CC: Hans Teijgeler <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>, "'Linking Open Data'" <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Paap, Onno" <onno.paap@gmail.com>, "Benjamins, Robin" <rxbenjam@bechtel.com>

more musings on Sandro's defns of info resources

Sandro Hawke wrote:
> But it doesn't contain *only* information.  

> Information Resources are
> things which can be entirely and completely encoded as bits and then
> transmitted over a network.  

> They can be copied, perfectly. 

A resource can be conceptually infinite and still an info resource.
e.g. a web page that returns
<html lang="??">
where ?? is filled in with the user's preferred language from content 

 > They can be
> serialized.  

Ditto. (Also note say a site that returns a web page about today's weather)


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