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RE: Disambiguation; keeping the "U" in "URI"

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 22:01:58 -0700
Message-ID: <4F4182C71C1FDD4BA0937A7EB7B8B4C104F05A94@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Oh, I wasn't reading that as a triple -- I was reading those as two
different "things", about which one could make assertions.  If that was
meant to be a triple, then I reject the solution as well.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas B. Passin [mailto:tpassin@comcast.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 8:51 PM
> To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> 
> [Joshua Allen]
> To: "Danny Ayers" <danny666@virgilio.it>; <msabin@interx.com>;
> <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 6:18 PM
> Subject: RE: Disambiguation; keeping the "U" in "URI"
> 
> 
> > I like this solution.
> >
> 
> I don't.  At least, not until you say whether the value - the second
> http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html in the triple - is a resource or a
> literal.  Remember, to date we can still use either as the object of a
> statement.  If it's a literal, maybe this could work.  But if it's a
> resource, it's fair game to be the subject of another statement, and
we
> are
> about to get mightily confused.  After all, we could be able to
logically
> conclude that http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html is both a person and
> intellectual content.  Perhaps that is true for Mark (I've never met
him
> in
> person), but unlikely to be the kind of thing we want to imply in
general.
> 
> I guess we could get really radical here and say that that we alway
have
> to
> use templates for the predicate to provide a context for understanding
the
> nature of a resource in a statement.  That doesn't appeal to me so I
hope
> we
> don't have to end up there.  Probably it only pushes the issue up a
level
> anyway.
> 
> 
> > > ...
> > > http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html dc:Creator
> > > http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html
> > >
> > > then it can inferred that one of these is a person or organisation
and
> > the
> > > other something with intellectual content. No conflict.
> > >
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tom P
Received on Thursday, 25 April 2002 01:02:30 GMT

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