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RE: [Fwd: RE: "information resource"]

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 09:08:05 -0500
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE0720682C@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>

It isn't temporality but that is a condition under which 
the problem occurs.  It is discrete vs continuous measurement.  
If URIs must identify one and only one resource, then 
a continuous resource can provide an infinite number 
of distinct representations.  Is that what you mean?

To repeat something I posted to xml-dev:

You can't measure entropy as a state function without declaring
the properties of the system you are measuring.   That is 
what makes the www-tag debates so onerous:  is the www the universe 
of all resources?

1. Is the set of resources equal to the possible 
states of all resources addressable by URIs?  

2. Is the act of naming by URI equal to the operation of 
addressing by URI?

3. Is there a test(s) by which one and two can be 
proven true or false?

The web and the semantic web are distinct systems.  
Shannon and Weaver are clear about why that is the 
most useful engineering position.


From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
Roy T. Fielding

Temporal issues are at
the heart of most misunderstandings about resources, in spite of the
fact that the reason they are called resources is because of an
expectation of *future* use.
Received on Monday, 18 October 2004 14:08:40 UTC

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