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Re: resources and URIs

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 13:53:15 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <871xwaczck.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> was heard to say:
[...]
| what it is that y'all are saying in these various documents. The words
| "resource" , "representation of" and "on the information network" are
| yours, not mine or the semantic web's.  Right now, I don't think
| anyone could make sense of what y'all seem to be saying, which is why
| Im making a fuss about it.

I don't see how these definitions can possibly help, but I think
they're consistent and I think I believe them.

resource = anything at all: real, imaginary, conceptual, fantastical, or mundane
representation of = something which portrays a resource; most often in the arch doc
     a bag of bits with a MIME type and other metadata, though I'm not prepared
     to state that that's the only meaning it ever has without another careful reading.
on the information network = has a URI

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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