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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 12:17:03 -0400
Message-ID: <5092A07F.209@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 11/1/12 12:10 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> -1 from me also. If the term "linked data" means anything, then it is not determined by the format in use. RDF can be used for linked data but it can also be used in other ways, and data in pretty much any format that allows URIs can be linked data.
>
> Pat
Amen! The challenge at hand is getting a majority of members of this 
group to accept this reality.

For the record: Your characterization mirrors the view I've held and 
pushed for years.


Kingsley
>
> On Nov 1, 2012, at 8:33 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
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>> Raised by: Markus Lanthaler
>> On product: RDF Concepts
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>> 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
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>> "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."
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>> I would thus like to propose that a normative statement like the following is added to RDF Concepts:
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>> "When deferenced, IRIs SHOULD return an RDF Document that describes the denoted resource by means of RDF statements."
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