The figure illustrates the difference between RESOURCE_VIEW and PATH_VIEW. In a typical tree, RESOURCE_VIEW has only one path. Because many Internet applications need  only one URL to access a resource, RESOURCE_VIEW is widely applicable. With PATH_VIEW, you create a link to access the target resource node, which provides two access paths to the target node for faster access.

select path(1) from RESOURCE_VIEW where under_path(res,'/sys',1);
displays one path to the resource:

PATH_VIEW Example:
select path from PATH_VIEW;
displays all pathnames to the resource: