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Re: rdf inclusion

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 11:19:11 -0400
Message-Id: <200204261519.g3QFJBo15689@wadimousa.hawke.org>
To: Jeff Heflin <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>
cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, www-rdf-logic@w3.org

Here's a test case for rdf/daml inclusion:

   I have two RDF files of instance data using ontology
   O1.  O1 is available on the web at two different addresses,
      http://www.example.org/O1-a and
      http://www.example.org/O1-b 
   File a.rdf imports O1-a, file b.rdf imports O1-b, but are otherwise
   identical.  The contents of O1-a and O1-b are identical.

   Is the meaning of a.rdf and b.rdf supposed to be exactly the
   same for all systems, or are applications allowed to hard-code
   "http://www.example.org/O1-a", along with perhaps some human
   understand gathered from a telephone conversation between the
   programmer and the ontology creator?

My sense is that the string "http://www.example.org/O1-a" really is
special and can be hard-coded, along with ontology information which
is not machine-readable.   This feels more scruffy but more workable.

    -- sandro
Received on Friday, 26 April 2002 11:24:05 GMT

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