Re: First public WD of "Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web"

** Reply to message from "Ian B. Jacobs" <> on Fri, 30 Aug 2002
13:51:35 -0400

With regard to

Editor's note: While people agree that URIs identify resources (per [RFC2396]),
there is not yet consensus that absolute URI references with fragment identifies
may be used to identify resources. Some people contend that an absolute URI
reference with a fragment identifier identifies a portion of a representation.

I would venture that a URI identifies a resource, but that a complex resource
might contain portions that people equate with individual "things" or
"concepts".  In that view, the resource would be a compound resource.  So, for

refers to a compound resource (if any) that identifies the whole of W3C XML
Schema, while

identifies the integer datatype within W3C XML Schema.  I think this view would
also work for RDF & Topic Maps, where fragments are used to identify individual
items within a compound resource.  Or have I missed something completely here?

Anthony B. Coates, Information & Software Architect
MDDL Editor (Market Data Definition Language)

Received on Monday, 2 September 2002 16:34:27 UTC