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RE: rdfms-resource-semantics

From: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 17:22:04 +0100
Message-ID: <51ED29F31E20D411AAFD00105A4CD7A77137@ZINGIBER>
To: "'dehora'" <bill@dehora.fsnet.co.uk>, "'Brian McBride'" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
dehora [mailto:bill@dehora.fsnet.co.uk] wrote:
>
>: Lee:
>:
>: In my previous mail [2] I mentioned that an unambigious term (e.g. 
>: 'Reference') should be used instead of 'resource' (in the RDF sense), 
>: and that it should be defined as the union of the disjoint sets 'URI 
>: reference' and 'anonymous reference'.
>
>The actual term used is only important if it's 'resource'. RDF describes
via 
>URIs (plus...) and many people believe that the use of URIs are fundamental
to 
>the SW effort. It makes sense to me to move RDF toward rfc2396
understanding 
>of the term 'resource'. I've considered proposing 'entity', but synthesis
is 
>preferable unless someone can persuade me that the resources in question
are 
>fundamentally different. 
> 

I didn't fully understand what you meant by this para.  My point is: the RDF
spec should say RDF describes things via URI references as outlined in
RFC2396, full stop.  I.e. stop trying to define a special notion of
'resource'/'thing'/'entity' in the RDF spec - it *is* whatever can be
referred to by a URI reference.  The RFC2396 definitions of Resource,
Entity, URI, URI reference, etc are all normative and sufficient.

regards

Lee

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