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Re: Library data is expressed primarily as text strings

From: Carlo Meghini <carlo.meghini@isti.cnr.it>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 14:00:57 +0200
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
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Very interesting debate indeed. 

I am not sure I have followed all the developments, but here it seems to me that the problem is the "text string" per sť. A URI (in its abstract syntax) is in fact a text string, and so is an ISBN. The difference between a URI and any other type of string is that a URI has a meaning associated to it, and this meaning allows an agent (for instance a piece of software), who knows there is a URI in a certain place, to do something with the URI (whether display it nicely or dereference it and get back a representation). So, a text string is fine, as long as the string conforms to a syntax with an associated semantics.

Carlo 

On Sep 5, 2011, at 11:46 PM, Tom Baker wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 11:41:51PM +0200, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>>>> OK, I've tried it in
>>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_issues_page_take2&diff=6212&oldid=6141
>>>> (be careful, this diff includes quite some other changes, including a couple by Tom...)
>>> 
>>> This pulls the two points together into one coherent point
>>> quite efficiently.  Nicely done!
>>> 
>>> One minor stylistic suggestion:
>>> 
>>>    s/especially, changes/in particular, that changes/
>> 
>> This reminds me too much of not elegant French constructions, I could not have thought of that :-)
>> But if you think that's alright, feel free to implement it!
> 
> DONE [1]...
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_issues_page_take2&diff=6213&oldid=6212
> 

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