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Re: resource and representation

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 12:24:10 +0100
To: WWW TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200207051224.10245.miles@milessabin.com>

Patrick Stickler wrote,
> Yes, in theory, the Web architecture provides mechanisms to name each
> variant representation separately -- and thus, one could then
> describe each variant to express its characteristics and relation to
> the actual resource -- but that is seldom used in practice, and
> certainly does not appear to be encouraged by the Web architecture.

URIs are used ambiguously in practice, and it's difficult to see how 
that could be changed outside of closed environments. So why not 
encourage the development and use of such disambiguation mechanisms? If 
as a side effect it makes the desire to overload namespace URIs 
harmless, then so much the better.


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