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RE: A Dirk and Ndia story about RDF and URIs and HTTPrange14

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 06:06:47 -0700
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D06A902EF6F@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
I said
> There are no "owners" of URIs here. 
> There is no process of "mint" here.
> There is no notion of "resource" and "representation" here.
> There's no need to talk about two resources being the "same", or using "different" URIs for the "same" resource.
> There's no separation of "information resource" vs. "general resource".

... to which I got some use cases where these terms, processes, distinctions might make sense.

But by "here" I meant "in my story ".  I am not denying there are circumstances where you would naturally like to use that terminology,  but rather that there are enough use cases where the those terms and distinctions do not make sense, and it isn't necessary to reference those concepts.

So spare me the use cases where you think "mint" makes sense, where you can argue that there is someone who really does seem to "own" a URI, where there is a clear distinction between "resource" and "representation", etc.

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