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RE: SemWeb Non-Starter -- Distributed URI Discovery

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 09:58:30 -0800
Message-ID: <0E36FD96D96FCA4AA8E8F2D199320E5204AFC771@RED-MSG-43.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>, "Stephen Rhoads" <rhoadsnyc@mac.com>, <semantic-web@w3.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

> ... yeah but, to make the WWW work you have to 'know' how to 
> get an 'authoritative' representation of a resource (implicit 

Yes, that's wat WWW does.  Why ask SW to do it a different way?  If a
resource owner wants to make available an RDF representation of his
resource, he is welcome to do so.  WWW already supports that.  But if
his failure to do so has any impact on your life at all, you have the
wrong expectations about what SW is.

Even WWW doesn't break if the "owner" of a resource fails to make a
representation available, the site is down for a period of time, never
registered in DNS, or whatever.
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