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Re: HTTP URIs and authority

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:10:41 +0100
Message-ID: <471E0EF1.3040904@musc.edu>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
CC: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, W3C-TAG Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>, www-tag-request@w3.org

noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Xiaoshu Wang writes:
>
>   
>> I think you still do.  You own the URI but you don't own Paris. 
>> What people gets back is your personal "impression" of Paris.
>>     
>
> Yes, if I say that the URI identifies my personal impression of that city, 
> no if I say that it identifies the city itself.  Of course, with any 
> resource, there is the question of the care I take in implementing its 
> responses on the Web.  Representations can come back with erroneous 
> information for all sorts of reasons, including sloppy coding, faulty 
> hardware, etc.  One of those reasons is that I just wasn't careful in 
> researching the population number that I offered. That doesn't make the 
> URI identify my "impression" of Paris; if I say it identifies the city 
>   
- The URI identifies the city.

- The *representation* that people gets back by dereferencing the URI 
with HTTP protocol is your *impression*. 

- Your *impression* about the city is NOT the *city*. 

Regards,

Xiaoshu
Received on Tuesday, 23 October 2007 15:22:04 UTC

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