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Re: A strange question

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 11:37:49 +0100
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To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 06:52 PM 10/24/01 -0500, Pat Hayes wrote:
>Hey, the following thought occurred to me. Is it legal to use a uriref in 
>an RDF triple, where the uriref is the URL of the document in which the 
>triple appears? In other words, can a piece of RDF refer to itself? If so, 
>what could it possibly mean?
>In case anyone is wondering, the issue arises when one starts playing with 
>Jos deRoo's entailment examples, which have triples which talk about RDF 

Isn't this where we have to be extra careful about use/mention distinctions?

(Echos of Larry's draft:  does it mean the document, the content of the 
document or something described by the document?)


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