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RE: Proposed issue: What does using an URI require of me and my s oftware?

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 13:36:13 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001f1fbba765dc83f4@[]>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: public-sw-meaning@w3.org

[Graham Klyne:]
>At 12:48 03/10/03 -0500, pat hayes wrote:
>>Rather than quarrel over the meaning of words that have no exact 
>>meaning (like "meaning" for a start) or that some of us think have 
>>exact meanings but others think are meaningless (like "resource"), 
>>why don't we try to get a bit more precise about why we feel that 
>>something - ANYTHING - needs to be said about this issue.  If 
>>nobody can point to anything that is likely to break if we say 
>>nothing, then the best thing to do is to agree to say nothing.  And 
>>if they can, then at least we will have some example scenarios to 
>>help us focus discussion.
>A past point of contention has been the role of rdfs:comment in RDF.
>Does it convey any kind of "meaning", or none at all?

That's exactly the kind of question I would prefer that we try to 
avoid. The only good answer is, yes and no.  But I'd refer to respond 
with another question: why does it matter what the answer is?


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