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Re: Self-descriptive assertions

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:36:27 -0500
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: public-sw-meaning@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040323163627.GD11976@markbaker.ca>

On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 01:51:06PM -0500, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> Does that make sense?  (I'm not saying it very well.)   Turn the
> "asserted" problem over to the "trusted" problem, because if you can't
> solve the "trusted" problem (well-enough for your app), you're out of
> luck anyway.

Thanks Sandro, yes I think that does make sense, but unfortunately it's
not a self-descriptive solution.  That is, I can't - in Dan's terms[1] -
"follow my nose" from an HTTP/RDF message to an understanding of whether
or not the graph inside that message is asserted.

I agree that the whole "trust" thing is closely related, but I also
think that it's orthogonal to assertedness.

 [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2002Oct/0162.html

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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