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Re: User defined information on the web

From: Wolfgang Orthuber <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:21:19 +0100
To: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>, martynas@graphity.org
Cc: public-dwbp-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <587A7A2F.206@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>
Of course from RDF work much can be reused and converted, for example vocabularies and data. Also later DS definitions should start with a version number of the standard. It is quite usual that there are new versions. Sometimes there can be significant changes. This possibility is an advantage. The concerned data are identified.

If you want more pages you may look at http://numericsearch.com/wwdomainspaces.pdf . We can start at the foundation ("Information describes a selection from a set of possibilities"). We can also make a very abbreviated argumentation:
- Digital information is represented by number sequences
- Users know best which information is interesting in their topic area, therefore they should get the possibility for standardized and efficient online definition of the number sequences.
- Of course the numbers need a unique identifier, the (short local substitute of the) URL of the definition is natural. These "data are linked" to their definition. ((If wished, also the data (numbers) can represent additional links.))

The arguments are simple and clear.

If this topic today this is too much, you need not decide at once. I recommend to think in detail about this, also about today's unnecessary complications like interoperability problems. Standardized online definitions of data have many advantages, also for search, reusage.

Wolfgang


Am 13.01.2017 um 21:03 schrieb Annette Greiner:
> This sounds like an idea for the IEFT more than W3C. I think it is quite far beyond the scope of our best practices document to discuss a proposed new technology that has not been generally adopted, let alone proven to be a best practice.
>
> -Annette

Am 13.01.2017 um 20:03 schrieb Martynas Jusevičius:
> Wolfgang,
>
> are you suggesting that 20 years of work on the RDF stack should be
> replaced by something based on a 5-page PDF?
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