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HTTP resources and Resources (was: rdfms-things-described-by-web-pages or something)

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2001 00:41:13 -0500
Message-Id: <200109020543.f825heE14113@theinfo.org>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
On Friday, August 31, 2001, at 10:36  AM, Sandro Hawke wrote:

> RFC 2616 says that HTTP URIs denote "network
> data objects or services" (not people).

Umm, no, I don't think it does. It says that:
    The "http" scheme is used to locate network resources via the HTTP

and that a network resource is:
       A network data object or service that can be identified by 
a URI[...]

But I don't think it ever says that these HTTP URIs denote these 
network data objects, merely that they are used to locate them 
(which sounds pretty reasonable to me).

I agree, it's somewhat annoying that the spec overloads the term 
"resource" to mean network objects, as compared to what some 
have called the capital-R Resources from the URI spec, but I do 
believe that HTTP doesn't go as far as saying that all HTTP URIs 
denote such lowercase-r resources.

[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
Received on Sunday, 2 September 2001 01:41:18 UTC

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