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Re: [httpRange-14] levels of representation

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 10:46:03 +0100
Message-ID: <3F1BB65B.8030207@eircom.net>
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
CC: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> 
> 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? :-)

Another option: answer this question:

  are the resources and representations disjoint?

Bill de hÓra
Received on Monday, 21 July 2003 05:46:14 UTC

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