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<sandro> PatHayes, can you formally define g-box for us?

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:31:18 -0500
Message-Id: <8423C66D-F490-4237-AE01-A61A5804BD92@ihmc.us>
To: public-rdf-wg WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
REST defines a resource as a function from times to representations. So, a g-box is a resource whose representations are (a recognized interchange syntactic form of) g-snaps, ie RDF graphs. 

Will that do? 

That then has the nice feature that it is 'natural' to say that IRIs relate to g-boxes via HTTP GET and PUT, according to the standard Web architectural principles; but it is also natural to say that IRIs relate to graphs by naming, ie by reference. So we have two parallel worlds: 

IRI----HTTP/"identifies" ---- g-box 
IRI----denotes/names-----g-snap

and we can state as a semantic rule that when the first one works, the second one has to conform to it. So if your http IRI GETs something that parses to a graph, then the IRI refers to/denotes that graph. Which all has a nice http-range-14-ish flavor to it :-)

Pat

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