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Re: rdfms-resource-semantics

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 20:35:44 -0500
To: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>, Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B74562D9.D691%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk> wrote:

> I could be wrong, but the discussions I have seen on w3c-rdf-core
> indicate that you are considering changing the spec to define RDF
> 'resources' in terms of RFC2396.  But I am suggesting you go a step further
> and eliminate the special RDF notion of 'resources' altogether - It is
> unnecessary when RDF can talk about describing URI references instead.

Except that we're stuck, since RFC2396 does not say that URI references
reference resources. So we either extend the RFC, or remove fragments from
RDF. Neither of which seem very appealing to me.

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