Re: usage of 'resource' vs 'representation' in HTML 5, CSS, HTML 4, SVG, ...

On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 10:20 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> Yet that's exactly what happens. You play a game of Carcassone with me
> and Dom, and Green represents me. Yet if one hour later you play the
> game again but with Mike and Doug, suddenly Green might represent Mike
> instead. The colour here is an identifier 

Personally in this situation I'd say that the colour is not an
identifier, but rather the tuple of {colour,game} is. Of course, people
can still refer to:

> "the green player"

But this is implicitly taken to refer to {"green",current-game} or
perhaps {"green",some-other-game-clear-from-context}.

How this relates to resources/representations is beyond me, but I do
think it makes sense to use language consistent with other relevant
specifications, HTTP 1.1 being one such specification.

Toby A Inkster

Received on Thursday, 10 December 2009 16:53:58 UTC