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RE: Semantic content negotiation (was Re: expectations of vocabulary)

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 14:22:04 -0400
To: "'Richard Newman'" <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Cc: "'Semantic Web'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701c6b405$0f1a3610$0c241780@bioxiao>

--Richard,

> (a) most URIs are not dereferenceable, because common rules 
> for dereferencing them do not exist, or they are designed not to be;

What do you mean "common rules" for derefernecing?  What is the rule to
dereference an HTTP URI, like http://www.w3.org?  Can you de-reference it?

> (b) most HTTP URIs do not dereference to a useful RDF representation;

So what?

> (c) using fragment identifiers gives you a slightly better 
> chance of dereferencing to a useful representation, because 
> of HTTP's mechanics.

How so? How will http://foo.com/#abc give me a better chance to dereference
than http://foo.com/abc?  Where did you get this idea? 

> Reliance on the dereferenceability of a term, even an HTTP 
> URI, is foolhardy.

You haven't truly comprehend the essense of semantic web yet.  Read this
info: http://esw.w3.org/topic/FollowLinksForMoreInformation

Xiaoshu 
Received on Sunday, 30 July 2006 18:22:24 GMT

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