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Re: URIs: resources and contradictions was: Re: httpRange proposed text

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 09:20:57 -0400
Message-ID: <020601c23bb9$c4c5ef90$0201a8c0@ne.mediaone.net>
To: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>, <www-tag@w3.org>

Bill de hÓra wrote:


>
>
> > On Behalf Of Jonathan Borden
> >
> > Yes I would say that every time we use a single URI we refer
> > to the same resource, but perhaps in different contexts. The
> > meaning of a URI is the same as the meaning of the resource
> > it refers to.
>
> We solve the problem of the one to many mapping between URIs and
> Resource by axiomatising that such a relationship is never the case
> (I'll accept that for now as being an internally consistent view in the
> web, but observe it's trivially not true when we relate the world to the
> web). Granted, what something means is often more relevant than what
> something is.

The RDF model theory correctly places strict limits as to how far it goes in
determining what the meaning of a URIref is. But perhaps we can agree on a
few things even if we don't solve all the problems today. The goal is to
create a system that is internally consistent. With that we can _start_ to
reason.

Followups to www-rdf-logic

Jonathan
Received on Sunday, 4 August 2002 09:36:41 UTC

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