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Re: [httpRange-14] levels of representation

From: Walden Mathews <waldenm@optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 18:43:00 -0400
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-id: <000801c34f10$464fc5d0$0902a8c0@Walden>

> 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? :-)

If a resource is a function that maps time to representations, and a
representation is a string of octets, then how could some thing be both
a resource and a representation (simultaneity aside)?

While a resource can't be a representation (of some other resource)
there's nothing to prevent a representation from existing in more than
one mapping.  Representing more than one resource, in other words.

Could be the turtles still go down; but the model needs to be just
a teensy bit more involved, no?

Walden
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