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Re: [httpRange-14] levels of representation

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 17:26:23 -0400
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At 1:45 PM -0400 7/20/03, Jonathan Borden wrote:

>If the WebArch document could better clarify which of the above usages of
>the term "representation" is intended that might be helpful, alternatively
>state that either or both are acceptable.

Option 3: Use different words for the different cases. Don't call 
both of them representations of resources.

Option 4: Recognize that a resource can both have a representation of 
itself and be a reprsentation of another resource, and there's no 
particular limit to this chain. e.g. a PDF document is a 
representation of the master document which is a representation of 
the weather in Oaxaca. Perhaps some things can be both resources and 
representations simultaneously? Perhaps there's no limit to this? 
Perhaps's turtles all the way down? :-)

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)
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