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Re: Documents, Cars, Hills, and Valleys

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:05:04 -0700
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
To: Nick Matsakis <matsakis@mit.edu>
Message-Id: <4DB74CAD-4D01-11D6-B12D-000A27836A68@mnot.net>

On Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at 08:54  PM, Nick Matsakis wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> Of course. However, the documents/representations/instances are not
>> identified by the URI; the resource is.
> http GET gives you some bits.  Bits are not printers or people or cars,
> but they provide information about such resources. If you use the http 
> to refer to the resource, how do you use to refer to the bits?

Well, for starters, URI stands for "Uniform Resource Identifier"; that's 
a pretty strong indication of what they identify, IMHO. The UBI 
(Universal Bits Identifier) unfortunately didn't catch on.

If you want to refer to bits, you can either explicitly state that the 
resource is eqivalent to the bits you get back, or you can define a 
property of the resource that points to the bits.

Mark Nottingham
Received on Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:05:08 UTC

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