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Re: RDF-ISSUE-103 (dereferenceable-iris): Make dereferenceable IRIs a SHOULD in RDF Concepts [RDF Concepts]

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:42:09 -0400
Message-ID: <50927C31.4070504@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 11/1/12 9:33 AM, RDF Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> RDF-ISSUE-103 (dereferenceable-iris): Make dereferenceable IRIs a SHOULD in RDF Concepts [RDF Concepts]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/103
> Raised by: Markus Lanthaler
> On product: RDF Concepts
> Lately there haven been quite some discussions about what formats are valid Linked Data. Everyone agreed that at least RDF is certainly one of them. Nevertheless, nowhere in RDF Concepts there's a normative statement that IRIs SHOULD be dereferenceable which is the core principle of Linked Data. The only statement I found about this is
> "A good way of communicating the intended referent to the world is to set up the IRI so that it dereferences[WEBARCH] to such a document."
> I would thus like to propose that a normative statement like the following is added to RDF Concepts:
> "When deferenced, IRIs SHOULD return an RDF Document that describes the denoted resource by means of RDF statements."


Then at the very least, you have much clearer sense of how RDF and 
Linked Data are related i.e., RDF enables you create Linked Data. Much 
better than the quantum leap to the distorted realm of RDF and Linked 
Data isomorphism.



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