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Re: does RDF require understanding all 82 URI schemes?

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 13:16:11 -0000
Message-ID: <011101c0981a$bfbbc720$0bed93c3@z5n9x1>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Graham Klyne" <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
> If I want to find the truth about: http://republicans.org/GeorgeW
> I don't think I'd choose that URI as the most reliable source.

You're saying there that you wouldn't choose that URI as a reliable source
for information about a *person*, not that URI. Surely you agree that the
best place to find out something about http://republicans.org/GeorgeW would
be http://republicans.org/GeorgeW ? i.e. URLs are names... but they are
names of resources. If you want to find out about that URL, it makes sense
to dereference it.

On another note, I have been tipped off that the W3C homepage at
http://www.w3.org/ will be moved to undefined:W3C.home.page tomorrow,
although most people won't realise that, because the only schema that makes
this assertion will be defined at http://www.w3.org/homepagemove.whatever/

Sometimes it makes sense to encode data about at resource at that resource
address, at other times it doesn't.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
[ :name "Sean B. Palmer" ] :hasHomepage <http://infomesh.net/sbp/> .
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