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Re: Do resources have representations?

From: Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:45:03 +0200
Message-ID: <3F2536EF.10904@gmx.de>
To: mbatsis@netsmart.gr
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Hi Emmanuil,

Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) wrote:
> Benja Fallenstein wrote:
>> Then how can it be that two URIs that denote the *same* resource can 
>> give me *different* representations when I put them into my browser?
> 
> URIs have no special meaning in RDF. They are not supposed to locate or 
> retreive something as far as the spec goes, AFAIK.

Yes, in RDF the concept of a representation of a resource does not, per 
the spec, have any meaning. The discussion I started here is about the 
intersection of the Web's and RDF's use of URIs.

So, it's true that this discussion is outside the scope of the RDF spec. 
But I want to *use* RDF in a way that involves the Web. I'm interested 
in a model of what the Web does (dealing with representations) that can 
be expressed in RDF.

- Benja
Received on Monday, 28 July 2003 10:46:47 GMT

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