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Re: rdfms-resource-semantics

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 08:15:03 -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: <B7463A06.D78F%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk> wrote:

> A third way, as I said in another mail, is to move away from saying RDF
> describes RDF 'resources' to saying RDF describes (RFC2396) resources by
> their Referents.  Then define 'Referent' to be "That part or view of a
> resource which MAY be referred to by a URI reference", and delegate
> definitions of resources, URIs, URI references, etc. to RFC2396.

But that doesn't help much -- the only difference is we're stuck defining
referent instead of redefining resource. And we're _still_ redefining
resources, because we now say that they have parts and views.

[ Aaron Swartz | me@aaronsw.com | http://www.aaronsw.com ]
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