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RDF resources and Web resources

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 12:36:45 -0600
To: RDF Comments <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>, <gk@acm.org>
Message-ID: <B6CE3EC3.24965%aswartz@upclink.com>
Graham Klyne, in his terminology note drew a distinction between RDF and Web
resources, which DanBri felt was a mistake:


"Web Resource" versus "RDF Resource" is not a distinction I care to make. We
identify resources "to", "for" and "in" the Web, not "on" it: URIs have long
allowed us to name so-called non-Web resources. For example: telephone
numbers, Java interfaces, intellectual works / publications (ISBN, Handle
etc), and the like can all be identified as RDF=Web resources, despite not
being "on" the Web.

By this I don't mean to claim that all W3C/IETF/etc documents that appeal to
a notion of 'Resource' relating to URIs are consistent. Just that they
should be, and that we shouldn't take as a goal the articulation of a
distinction between 'Web' versus 'RDF' resources.

He also provided a list of related links to check for more information on
the problem.

More recently, at the W3C Technical Plenary, Graham raised the issue that
there was no official mapping between URIs and resources. I don't have a
pointer. Graham, have you raised this on the lists?

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