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Re: A little courtesy, please

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 18:39:53 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200005231739.SAA20142@nag.co.uk>
To: msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk
CC: xml-uri@w3.org

> But, please, explain why you think the fact that a resource is 
> made of different bits at different times (or, if you prefer, 
> different entity bodies at different times) implies that 
> resources are _abstract_?

Well the R in URI doesn't stand for "resource" in general, but
"resource" as defined in the RFC which says:


Abstract

   A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact string of characters
   for identifying an abstract or physical resource. 

....


      Resource
         A resource can be anything that has identity.  Familiar
         examples include an electronic document, an image, a service
         (e.g., "today's weather report for Los Angeles"), and a
         collection of other resources.  Not all resources are network
         "retrievable"; e.g., human beings, corporations, and bound
         books in a library can also be considered resources.



David
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