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RE: rdfms-resource-semantics

From: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 14:03:22 +0100
Message-ID: <51ED29F31E20D411AAFD00105A4CD7A7713A@ZINGIBER>
To: "'Sampo Syreeni'" <decoy@iki.fi>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Sampo Syreeni [mailto:decoy@iki.fi] wrote:
>
>On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Lee Jonas wrote:
>
>>Hence I suggest that the RDF spec should be changed to say that triples
>>describe whatever can be referenced by a URI reference - i.e. a 'view' or
a
>>'part' of the resource identified by the URI.  At the end of the day, RDF
>>semantics would remain unchanged: triples (p, s, o) where 'p' & 's', and
>>optionally 'o', are URI references.
>
>My thoughts exactly. One source of the confusion is that nobody has given a
>name to whatever it is that URI references point to. As we need to speak
>about the thing, RDF co-opts 'resource'. Someone suggested entity. At the
>end of the day, it doesn't really matter as long as people understand that
>RDF points by URI *references* and the things described aren't the same as
>RFC2396 'resources' even if RDF is the 'resource description framework'.

Yes, 'entity' is one possibility.  Off the top of my head, what about the
term 'referant' - i.e. "that which is referred to"?

regards

Lee

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