Term: access (Web) Class:  
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Created 20 September 2013
Last modified 20 September 2013
Contributed by Gary Berg-Cross


Definition: ‘access’, in Web world meaning that the name provides a causal pathway to the thing, mediated by the Web.
Access has to do with network architecture.
Examples: Understand ‘access’ as inclusively as possible, so this includes uses of an IRI to access a website, an http endpoint, a ‘representation’ (in the REST sense) of a resource, a server, a file, an html page, a mailbox, a webcam, … anything at all that can receive, send or be directly influenced by, or indeed itself be, any piece of information that can be transferred by a transfer protocol, either now or in the forseeable future

Doesn't 'access' have the connotation of actually getting something that can be inspected in some fashion. Perhaps 'locate' a better label for the concept of 'provide a causal pathway to a thing'. Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen