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Re: Mistaken identity?

From: David Menendez <zednenem@psualum.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 13:15:16 -0400
To: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-id: <r02000200-1034-B9E75A7EC92611D8A610000393758032@[10.0.1.2]>

Thomas B. Passin writes:

> The point is, you can't really determine even a namespace to try to 
> dereference in the hopes of getting some useful information except by 
> using heuristics that are not specified or sanctioned by the Rec.

Who said anything about dereferencing namespaces? The point (as I
understood it) was that to learn about the resource identified by
<http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type>, you would dereference
that specific URI.

Because it's an HTTP URI, you would do GET operation for
<http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns>, then find information
about the specific fragment using the rules for the MIME-type of the
representation you recieved. You'd most likely get RDF/XML, so the rules
state that the fragment <#type> refers to
<http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type>, which may or may not
be described by the representation you recieved.

Note that the resource being queried,
<http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns>, is not the same as the
namespace name, "http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#".
-- 
David Menendez <zednenem@psualum.com> <http://www.eyrie.org/~zednenem/>
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