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From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:45:26 +0000
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Brian


>Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 17:52:22 +0000
>To: "David Orchard" <david.orchard@bea.com>, <chairs@w3.org>
>From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
>Subject: Re: TAG issues during technical plenary
>Cc: <tag@w3.org>
>
>At 11:24 20/01/2002 -0800, David Orchard wrote:
>>Dear chairs,
>>
>>The TAG requests your assistance in two matters.  Firstly, the TAG solicits
>>your input on topics that the TAG should address.
>
>
>RDFCore would like the TAG to clarify and define the foundations of the 
>architecture of the web.  The concept of a resource is fundamental to web 
>architecture, yet it is very hard to pin down exactly what it means and 
>how it relates to the concepts of URI, URI reference and XML 
>namespace.  The RDF community has, for some time, found this uncertainty 
>has led to protracted discussions which rarely resolve.  RDFCore is 
>defining a formal model for the semantics of RDF, but is hampered in this 
>effort by the lack of a formal model for these core web concepts.
>
>We suggest the TAG publish a W3C recommendation containing a description 
>and a formal model:
>
>    o clarifying the nature of resources
>       - is a resource a 'conceptual mapping' as described in RFC 2396
>       - how does it relate to the concepts of content and representation
>       - in what ways do web accesssible and non-web accessible resources 
> differ
>    o clarify how URI's relate to resources (e.g. can the same resource
>        be named by more than one URI)
>    o clarify what is named by a URI reference
>      - how does this relate to the concept of resource
>      - can a URI which names a non web-accessible resource take a 
> fragment id?
>      - how are parts of a resource, e.g. chapter 1 of a document, named,
>        independently of mime type
>    o clarify how the names in an XML namespace relate to URI's and URI 
> references?
>      - both RDF and XML schema name concepts using URI references, but 
> use different
>        Qname constructions to represent a URI reference
>      - do we have two fundamental ways of naming things in the web, 
> Qnames and URI's?
>    o as an example, explain the operation of the http protocol within the 
> context
>      of this model.
>
>Further discussion related to these questions can be found in the thread 
>beginning:
>
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Jan/0188.html
>
>and in the RDF issue raised by Jonathon Borden:
>
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2002JanMar/0014.html
>
>Brian
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