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

From: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:33:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4E96CC9B.5040703@liris.cnrs.fr>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, public-rdf-wg WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
big +1 to Richard's comments

  pa

On 10/13/2011 12:27 PM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> 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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