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Re: what RDF is not (was ...)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 10:18:17 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200201041518.KAA11744@markbaker.ca>
To: msabin@interx.com (Miles Sabin)
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Mark Baker wrote,
> > Anything with identity can be represented on the Web.  
> Dogma ;-)

Damn useful dogma. 8-)

> > No problem.  Pick one and I'll give you a URI for it.  8-) I can 
> > give you a URI for the whole line too, or for a segment of it, or 
> > anything else identifiable about it.
> Oh, sure, you can do that. But that's too easy.

"Too easy" is the point.

> But suppose you wanted to say something about _every_ segment of a
> line? Like the kind of thing you'd find in an elementary geometry
> text-book.

No problem, because it has identity.


Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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