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Re: GRDDL (split off from: Structured vs. Unstructured)

From: John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:42:26 -0500
Message-Id: <93F08915-7A66-4D1B-9786-1DA1E09F0078@duke.edu>
To: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>


> With GRDDL, on the other hand, you
> just publish two document, one HTML on "http://hcls.org/superblast"  
> and
> another XSLT on an arbitrary URI. It offers a clean solution to  
> remedy URI's
> split personality without asking too much from the author (well,  
> xslt isn't
> that simple though:-)).

Ahh, I see where you're going. That makes a lot of sense. You could  
conceive of the end result as a stripped-down version of a semantic  
web service; not extensible, but easy to implement.

I hadn't really thought before about the dual personality of a URI.  
It's important, just like you say, especially as we try start to  
treat URI's as resources and make them stand for persistent real- 
world objects. It'll be important to get the same URI to talk back  
appropriately to any interlocutor, regardless if it's a person, a  
machine, a group of people, a mixed machine-person entity, etc.
Received on Tuesday, 14 February 2006 21:43:18 UTC

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