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Re: The "info" URI Scheme

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 11:23:01 -0400
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Le jeudi, 2 oct 2003, à 09:53 America/Montreal, Patrick Stickler a 
écrit :
So what? The denotation of a URI has nothing to do with what
> representations might be available via HTTP or any other protocol.

agreed.

> Whether there is or is not anything "at the end of it" has no
> affect on reasoners using that URI.

it could have.

> That's normal life on the SW. Agent's beware.
utopia.

> Then it's not the Semantic Web! It's just some closed expert system
> operating in a bubble.

no you can have an URI as a generic marker and deferenceable object 
about this marker. It will still be the semantic Web.


> Err... and so different sources will assert different things about
> particular resources, and one can choose which sources they trust
> and which they don't. This is precisely how the SW works.

no problem with that. I even encourage that. I think you haven't 
understood.

> One can refer to Merriam Webster/"dog" or Collins/"dog" etc.
> and those are distinct identifiers, specific to a given dictionary
> (or even edition of a dictionary). Perhaps they denote the same thing,
> but they also may have descriptions that differ or even conflict.

agreed.

> The SW cannot and will not be a closed, controlled space. And
> because it will grow and change rapidly and in unexpected ways,
> the SW architecture must be as flexible and scalable as the SW
> will be dynamic -- just as the Web architecture is, which is why
> the Web is such a success.

agreed.
You missed the point. think about wildcard DNS, spam, trademarks and 
patents, etc... and apply to the creativity of humans with regards to 
the Semantic Web.
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