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Re: Comments on "HTTP Vocabulary in RDF"

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:54:02 +0100
Message-ID: <497639EA.6020808@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
CC: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for these comments, they are helpful. We will study them in 
detail and respond to the comments by AWWSW.

Indeed we are wrestling with trying to get sufficient syntax into EARL 
and its accompanying documents, yet have these vocabularies express the 
necessary semantics. Our primary aim is to develop a robust syntax for 
evaluation and validation tool developers to exchange data, yet we are 
aware that this information could be used in different contexts too.

You may also be interested to see the most current Editor's Draft as we 
continue to refine it. It may address several comments such as those on 
the use of RDF collections and lists:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/HTTP-in-RDF/>

We would appreciate further guidance and input by AWWSW since we seem to 
be hitting issues for which there does not seem to be consensus within 
the semantic Web community itself. I think responses to your comments 
may be a good way to start this exchange.


Jonathan Rees wrote:
> A few of us in the informal AWWSW group (see [1]  ) have looked at the
> "HTTP Vocabulary in RDF" draft [2] and had some comments, which are at
> [3]. Although they are not timely I hope they will be of some use to
> you.
> It is my understanding that [2] is a syntactic model of HTTP requests
> and responses. We are attempting something a bit different, namely a
> semantic model of requests and responses - when you send one, what do
> you mean to say? In particular, what might you be saying about the
> resource named by the request URI? This questions grows out of
> longstanding debates over web architecture and the relation of the
> "semantic web" to the web.
> Best
> Jonathan
> [1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/AwwswHome
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-HTTP-in-RDF-20080908
> [3] http://esw.w3.org/topic/AwwswHttpVocabularyInRdfComments

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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