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RE: does RDF require understanding all 82 URI schemes?

From: Bill de hOra <bill@dehora.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 16:34:46 -0000
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "David Megginson" <david@megginson.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DCEBKOHMHCKKIAAPKLLMGEENCBAA.bill@dehora.fsnet.co.uk>

: > If URIs (especially resource identifiers) can be resolved, then one
: > particular set of statements -- the RDF document the URI resolves to
: > -- is always going to be priviledged over the other statements about
: > the same resource/entity/object/topic/frame/thing.
: Exactly. That's how it works: the web, the world, etc.

Come again?

: > no one's statements
: > should be privileged,
: Why not? If you want to know what my favorite color is,
: surely an answer from me is privileged over an answer
: from, say, someone who hardly knows me.

Why would you be believed over someone else about your preferences, or even, why
would anyone respect your answer with any such privilege? That's naive.

Trust doesn't scale.

Bill de hOra
Received on Monday, 12 February 2001 11:35:12 UTC

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