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Re: does RDF require understanding all 82 URI schemes?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard@universimmedia.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 23:45:01 +0100
Message-ID: <008901c09545$a6dc2060$96588aa4@bernard>
To: "RDF-IG" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
To add a voice here from the Topic Map community, where the question of
Subject Indicators have made for a long debate.
The consensus here is quite similar to David's last post.
In short : recommend to use published and stable URI to desambiguate
subjects,
but do not care much for any "universal" ontology and unicity of
definition.
See http://www.topicmaps.org/xtm/1.0/#desc-subject-indicator

Personal add :
Unicity of definition is a basis for syntax, but not for semantic(s)
If we need to go semantic, it's precisely because no concept has a single
defined meaning.
Otherwise we would just need syntax.

Yours

Bernard

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