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Re: httpRange-14 , what's the problem

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 11:15:03 -0700
Message-ID: <3D3705A7.7060904@textuality.com>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Graham Klyne wrote:

>> My own view of what a resource is may be found in 
>> http://www.textuality.com/tag/s1.1.html
> Looking at that reference:  what does it mean for representations to be 
> "equivalent"?

That's a good point, and probably worth saying more about.  The 
equivalence clearly cannot be absolute - the representation of a 
resource you use for printing and the representation for a PDA are going 
to differ not only in their appearance but in their content.

On the other hand, there is a strong architectural expectation that 
multiple representations of a resource be *consistent*, and in fact 
equivalent within the limits set by time, place, identity, and 
capability.  -Tim
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