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Re: [httpRange-14] What is an Information Resource?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 19:55:07 -0800
Message-Id: <18140DE2-7BA2-4F07-8545-2CD540FAE6F6@gbiv.com>
Cc: W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
To: John Black <JohnBlack@kashori.com>

On Jan 7, 2008, at 6:55 PM, John Black wrote:
> But both the abstract trees of Noah's recent imaginings and the  
> mathematical abstractions of Pat's original examples are resources  
> that can be infinite - or finite but exceeding any "reasonable"  
> limit that you set on their representations. So perhaps we should  
> say that any finite or reasonably small RDF graph may be an  
> "information resource", but that RDF graphs and abstract trees, in  
> general, are not. Sorry, but IMO that sounds broken to me.

There are many infinite representations of infinite resources on the
Web today.  The fact that none of us have the patience (or lifetime)
to find out if they would end naturally, as opposed to just assuming
something stupid is going on and hitting the escape key, does not make
them any less representative or the resource any less infinite in  
nature.

....Roy

p.s. no, that does not imply all resources can be represented, whether
they be finite or infinite.
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