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Re: Drop “g-boxes”, talk about “stateful resources”

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 15:27:53 -0500
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <4D8BA89C-FEA9-4DFC-B17A-48F429888EE4@ihmc.us>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On May 24, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> On 5/24/12 12:45 PM, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>>> The RDF usage of "resource" for "anything that can be referred to" does make any usage which restricts it this seriously rather problematic. We have had this problem now for at least 9 years.
>> I'd like to see an example that shows this difficulty.
>> 
> RDF usage of "resource" for "anything that can be referred to" is eternally problematic.

But we seem to be stuck with it now; so...

>  The aforementioned utterance doesn't take into consideration resource medium variety. As a result, its a major HttpRange-14 imbroglio vector.
> 
> How about using "resource" in a more qualified way.

...that is why I suggested we use "source" for this more qualified usage. Just delete the "re" and everything reads a lot better. 

> For instance, a Web accessible and addressable resource that's comprised of content constrained by the RDF data model is an RDF resource. This kind of resource is also explicitly associated with a mime type.
> 
> The paragraph above caters for the fact that abstract real-world objects described by RDF resources aren't any of the following:
> 
> 1. resources associated with a mime type
> 2. resources native to the web medium.
> 
> Yes, my embodiment is technically a <notDeleteRe>resource</notDeleteRe>, but not of the medium: World Wide Web.

Pat

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