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Re: Context Independent URI

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 10:04:41 -0500
Cc: "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>
To: "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <594AD4E6-9D84-11D6-9012-0003936780B2@aaronsw.com>

On Monday, July 22, 2002, at 04:39  AM, Williams, Stuart wrote:
> *If* "nutrition facts and buying information" and "cooking instruction" 
> are
> reasonable representations of the same concept/resource... then I guess 
> that
> would be fine... but I'm trying to think what the 'super-concept' might 
> be
> that admits representation as "nutrition facts etc." or "cooking
> instructions".

The concept is a box of cereal (er... maybe a better example  that has 
cooking instructions and nutirition facts) but the point is that it's a 
thing, and you get different information about it depending on context.

It seems I confused some people by not stating out first that this 
information were not representations in the HTTP sense, but merely 
related content that my device brought back to me. I think it's 
important we keep HTTP terminology separate from URIs and their usage.
Aaron [http://www.aaronsw.com] 4FAC4838B7D8D13FA6D92EDB4145521E79F0DF4B
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