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Re: "Resource" (RDF vocabulary definitions)

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:27:33 -0500
Message-ID: <3DDD1785.97678CA@mitre.org>
To: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
CC: RDF-Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Jon Hanna wrote:
> > I understand what you're saying.
> > But the intent seems to be to represent all existents on the web.
> > In that case, "Resource" and "existent" are absolutely identical.
> > So why use two different words when they have exactly the same
> > meaning?

I agree.  Can we all agree to eliminate the use of "existent" (where did
that word come from, and who uses it?) and use "resource" instead?  

Also, if you don't like "resource", you might get more bang for your
argument taking it to the authors of RFC 2396 (see, e.g.,
http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2396.txt) or to uri@w3.org.  This isn't
an RDF-specific usage, after all.


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