WhatfettleURIs Identify Stuff

identification.png In my perceived role as master of stating the bleeding obvious, I’d just like to point out that a URI is for “identifying an abstract or physical resource”, and doesn’t mandate the actual location or means of reaching said resource:

Of course all that ignores how you know where and how to switch protocols or locations. Let’s just say that’s a simple matter of configuration.

Note that I’ve also neatly ignored the whole “what is a resource” debate: a dog or a picture of a dog? As everyone on the WS-Addr WG now knows, a URI points to a Resource, and a resource is something identified by a URI, right?

Update: i composed this during the WS-Addressing telcon last night, about the same time Noah raised this new TAG issue.