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Re: Documents, Cars, Hills, and Valleys

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 18:36:11 -0500
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
CC: RDF-Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8DA369B.30CDB%me@aaronsw.com>
On 2002-04-09 06:41 AM, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com> wrote:

> Note that if you (in general:
> addressed to anyone who reads this) believe that the range of HTTP is
> a document, and that hashes are unaccptable in RDF, then to you, RDF
> is hopelessly broken and can never be fixed.

Not true. You could just require that non-HTTP schemes be used. (I do not
take this position personally, just pointing out that it's a possibility.)

> there are many people on the document side too,
> including Uche, TimBL, et al. (where "et al." probably includes most
> users of the Web, to be quite honest).

Re the users of the Web, to test this theory, I asked some handy regular
users of the Web who don't know much about the Semantic Web if it would be
reasonable to give a URI to a car. They seemed to take the position that it
would be a silly thing to do, but you could do it.

(`The song is called "Ways and Means": but that's only what it's called, you
know!' `Well, what is the song, then?' said Alice, who was by this time
completely bewildered. `I was coming to that,' the Knight said. `The song
really is "A-sitting On A Gate": and the tune's my own invention.')

[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
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