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Re: #rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

From: R.V.Guha <guha@guha.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 00:04:02 -0700
Message-ID: <3B29B362.FDC64C1B@guha.com>
To: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
CC: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>, Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, guha@alpiri.com, rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Ok, Aaron, you hit the nail on the head.

RDF absolutely has to make sense even outside the context of
an enclosing document which can be given a uri. so ...

guha

Aaron Swartz wrote:

> On Thursday, June 14, 2001, at 06:03  PM, Sergey Melnik wrote:
>
> > To clarify, the parsers will need to explicitly flag each generated
> > resource as originating from an absolute or relative URL. Do we want to
> > introduce these extra "flags" as a part of the model?
>
> I still don't understand. Why do parsers "generate" resources?
> How do resources "originate" form URLs?
>
> It is my understanding that only absolute URIs identify
> resources. Relative URIs are simply abbreviations for absolute
> URIs which must be resolved through use of a base URI. An RDF
> document without a base URI is meaningless -- have you ever
> opened up an HTML page in your browser without a URL?
>
> --
> [ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
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