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Re: URI for language identifiers

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 14:09:50 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <200304011409.50009.miles@milessabin.com>

Patrick Stickler wrote,
> *How* or *where* a given URI is used does not affect its
> authoritative meaning. Usage can only reflect the presumptions
> of the user, but that does not usurp the authority fo the owner,
> and may very well result in disagreement or ambiguity.

I'm sorry, but this is just wrong.

Other than intrinsic network and DNS semantics, there isn't currently 
any notion of an authority for a URI which has semantic relevance to 
RDF.

Ironically, your claiming that there is such an authority is an example 
of a local ascription of meaning based on idiosyncratic use ;-)

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Tuesday, 1 April 2003 08:09:57 GMT

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