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Re: namespaces

From: Richard Newman <rnewman@twinql.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:19:36 -0700
To: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@pioneerca.com>
Message-Id: <2B96545C-CB75-4CE0-BD27-B18813E18231@twinql.com>
Cc: "Semantic Web at W3C" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Joshua Tauberer" <jt@occams.info>

> Every namespace is a context!

URIs are opaque. Namespaces are a convenience and an administrative  
tool.

I know you feel the need to map terms to English meanings, but you  
will find yourself much closer to what RDF and OWL are if you mentally  
replace every URI you see with its sha1sum. That's essentially all the  
machines see.
Received on Friday, 29 August 2008 20:20:13 GMT

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