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RE: #rdfms-literals-as-resources in scope?

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:27:08 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010711172526.03d5e010@joy.songbird.com>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: <bdehora@interx.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 11:46 AM 7/10/01 -0700, pat hayes wrote:
>PS. There is a problem with saying that something is a different kind of 
>thing when it is named by a URI; this means that a thing's ontological 
>status changes when someone invents a name. So a certain star in a distant 
>galalaxy might suddenly become a resource just because some astronomer in 
>China puts up something on a website. I guess I find this uncomfortable.

Is this a problem if it still retains all of the other properties it had 
before it was named?   Would that make a Resource a subset of 
things-with-or-without-URI's?

Otherwise, I do heartily agree the need for clarity and common understanding.

#g


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