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Re: URI Comparisons: RFC 2616 vs. RDF

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:34:06 +0000
Message-ID: <4D347D8E.2090707@webr3.org>
To: Nuno Bettencourt <nuno.bett@gmail.com>
CC: 'Dave Reynolds' <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>, 'Martin Hepp' <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, public-lod@w3.org
Nuno Bettencourt wrote:
> Hi, 
> 
> Even though I'll be deviating the point just a bit, since we're discussing URI comparison in terms of RDF, I would like to request some help.
> 
> I have a doubt about URLs when it comes to RDF URI comparison. Is there any RFC that establishes if 
> 
> http://abc.com:80/~smith/home.html
> https://abc.com:80/~smith/home.html
> or even
> ftp://abc.com:80/~smith/home.html
>  
> should or not be considered the same resource?

No, and no such rules can be written (as they are case specific, and all 
the above URIs could easily, and often do, point to differing resources) 
- if all URIs point to the same resource then it should be stated as 
such by some other means, which in RDF would mean owl:sameas.

Best,

Nathan
Received on Monday, 17 January 2011 17:35:54 UTC

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