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Fwd: Comments on "HTTP Vocabulary in RDF"

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:05:33 -0500
Message-ID: <760bcb2a0901210505r6e63ede6rc1c654202990e3fd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-awwsw@w3.org" <public-awwsw@w3.org>

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From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: Comments on "HTTP Vocabulary in RDF"
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for these comments, they are helpful. We will study them in
detail and respond to the comments by AWWSW.

Indeed we are wrestling with trying to get sufficient syntax into EARL
and its accompanying documents, yet have these vocabularies express
the necessary semantics. Our primary aim is to develop a robust syntax
for evaluation and validation tool developers to exchange data, yet we
are aware that this information could be used in different contexts

You may also be interested to see the most current Editor's Draft as
we continue to refine it. It may address several comments such as
those on the use of RDF collections and lists:
 - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/HTTP-in-RDF/>

We would appreciate further guidance and input by AWWSW since we seem
to be hitting issues for which there does not seem to be consensus
within the semantic Web community itself. I think responses to your
comments may be a good way to start this exchange.


Jonathan Rees wrote:
> A few of us in the informal AWWSW group (see [1]  ) have looked at the
> "HTTP Vocabulary in RDF" draft [2] and had some comments, which are at
> [3]. Although they are not timely I hope they will be of some use to
> you.
> It is my understanding that [2] is a syntactic model of HTTP requests
> and responses. We are attempting something a bit different, namely a
> semantic model of requests and responses - when you send one, what do
> you mean to say? In particular, what might you be saying about the
> resource named by the request URI? This questions grows out of
> longstanding debates over web architecture and the relation of the
> "semantic web" to the web.
> Best
> Jonathan
> [1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/AwwswHome
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-HTTP-in-RDF-20080908
> [3] http://esw.w3.org/topic/AwwswHttpVocabularyInRdfComments

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
 WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
 W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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