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Re: A little courtesy, please

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 12:55:14 -0400
Message-ID: <392AB7F2.36060316@reutershealth.com>
To: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
CC: xml-uri@w3.org
Miles Sabin wrote:

> You're missing a (subtle I grant you) contrast. A resource is
> _made_of_bits_, an entity body _is_ bits.

I disagree.  Some resources simply have no bits: a certain brick
in the foundation of my apartment building, e.g.  Yet I could devise
a URI scheme for designating it:

	brick://us/ny/nyc/13%20%E.%203rd%20St.?side=east&course=11&seq=25

> > A resource *is* abstract; the same resource can get a
> > different entity body every time you access it, e.g.
> > gopher://www.ccil.org:13/0.
> 
> I'm afraid I think this is just wrong. Dereferencing that URL
> gets me a different entity body every time, but it's far from
> clear that it gets me a different resource.

What I said: the same resource (viz. ccil's idea of the local time),
different entity bodies (at present, the octets 54 75 65 20 4D 61
79 20 32 33 20 31 33 3A 31 34 3A 31 32 20 32 30 30 30 0d 0a with
media-type "text/plain").

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