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Re: Subclass of Thing/Resource

From: Guha <guha@epinions-inc.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 16:20:59 -0800
Message-ID: <38C056EB.CEFA28D@mail.epinions.com>
To: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: Guha <guha@epinions-inc.com>, www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
I guess that was a classic demonstration of putting one's foot
in one's mouth. Now back to the regularly scheduled program.

Ok, in theory we can assign everything a unique identifier. The
reason URL's are used so much more than URNs is that the
URL contains enough information for an application to be able
to do something with it.

What should we be able to do with the RDF identifier for a thing
(in the context of the SW). Determine what kind of thing it is
(by just looking inside the identifier)? Determine where to get
more information about it (by just looking inside the identifier)?
Pass the identifier along to some other machine and ask it
where we can find more information about the object denoted
by the identifier?

Guha
Received on Friday, 3 March 2000 19:24:18 GMT

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