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Re: Graph-State Resources (was Re: graphs and documents Re: [ALL] agenda telecon 14 Dec)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:23:33 -0600
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Guus Schreiber <guus.schreiber@vu.nl>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AE09F814-D34F-4E3D-80E6-48B8B1E6675B@ihmc.us>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

On Dec 14, 2011, at 2:46 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:

> On 14 December 2011 21:31, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> Any ideas for a better term?
> 
> "Web Service"? "HTTPResource"? HTTPOrHTTPSMaybeGopherFTPTooResource"?
> It is a Web Service really, but the word is already rather busy with
> other duties.
> 
> I'm wary of suggesting that the "Resource" in "Resource Description
> Framework" now means anything more technically-specific than "Thing".
> We've spent a long time trying to clarify that.
> 
> The old HTTP-NG work, which tried to wrap a distributed objects layer
> around HTTP and other browser-accessible protocols, used 'WebDocument"
> - http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-HTTP-NG-interfaces/ and nearby.
> 
> Let's call this notion 'Thingy' for purpose of the next paragraph.
> 
> If I have two physically linux boxes A and B, wired up to be part of
> the Web using round-robin DNS so that two separate hard drives / CPUs
> etc are serving up a common identical set of content, and
> http://example.com/something1 will 50% of the time serve from A, 50%
> serve from B. Lots of Web sites in practice serve using more
> sophisticated variants on this pattern.
> 
> Are we clear that in our story, there is just one "Thingy'?

I think we should be violently agnostic on  questions like this. 

> ... I prefer not to use any phrase
> with "Information Resource" inside it, like "Web Accessible
> Information Resource", since it suggests we've clarified what an
> "information resource" amounts to.  

+1

Pat

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