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

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:27:42 +0100
Cc: public-rdf-wg WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D5374679-D536-49CA-852F-3C8734ABAB50@cyganiak.de>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
On 13 Oct 2011, at 05:31, Pat Hayes wrote:
> REST defines a resource as a function from times to representations.

Well, no, REST defines a resource as a a time-varying function from requests to representations.

> So, a g-box is a resource whose representations are (a recognized interchange syntactic form of) g-snaps, ie RDF graphs. 

That works.

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

That seems wrong. “Identifies” and “denotes” are distinct mechanisms, but it has always been the goal to align them wherever possible. The phrasing above seems to explicitly require that they are different – a URI “identifies” one thing but “denotes” another. That's bad.

Best,
Richard
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