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Re: In defence of 404 ...

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 15:55:31 -0500
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, semantic-web@w3.org, Franck Cotton <franck.cotton@insee.fr>
Message-Id: <1155070531.30621.328.camel@dirk.w3.org>

On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 22:37 +0200, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Le mardi 08 août 2006 à 14:09 -0500, Dan Connolly a écrit :
> > On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 19:02 +0200, Bernard Vatant wrote:
> 
> > > > Note that what the tabulator will do is follow both seeAlso links
> > > > and merge the data from DOC1 and DOC2. That seems consistent
> > > > with what you intend: "equally normative".
> > > >
> > > >   
> > > Yes. But it might happen that the merged data are not consistent,
> > > although of course separately DOC1 and DOC2 should be.
> > 
> > That's not what "equally normative" means to me; "equally normative"
> > implies consistent, no?
> 
> We might have two different issues.
> 
> Short term, yes DOC1 and DOC2 will give complementary and consistant
> descriptions of the same set of entities.

Ah... good.

> Longer term, if we want to publish several versions of these data we
> will have to figure out how we would like to express all that.

Yes, that's an interesting puzzle.

>  Including
> rdfs:seeAlso references to different versions of the same data could
> lead to include inconsistent descriptions and I think that this is what
> Bernard means. 

In that case, I hope we can use something more refined than seeAlso
to say "well, here's the newer version, i.e. the version I'm most
actively supporting today, though I still stand by this old version.
I don't promise you can use them together at the same time to
get something sensible." and maybe the tabulator can be taught
to discriminate.

> Eric
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