This brief article introduces the terminology and issues surrounding URIs and their role on the Web. This includes some historical context of what URI originally meant, as well as the ways it is used now and the direction in which it seems to be evolving. A key point is made regarding the difference between resources and their representations.

Keywords: HTTP URIs, HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)
Author: Thompson, Henry
Date created: 2010-08-26 04:00:00.000
Time required: P15M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive

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