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RE: fragment identifiers

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 22:16:39 -0700
Message-ID: <4F4182C71C1FDD4BA0937A7EB7B8B4C105DCDA1B@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Jonathan Borden" <jonathan@openhealth.org>, "Graham Klyne" <GK@NineByNine.org>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>, <timbl@w3.org>

> whether a fragment id is present or not. But RDF has no way to make
use of
> this information because RDF _itself_ has no mechanism to parse URI
> references. One can only make assertions about URIreferences and
within

This is an important point.  The semantic web cannot rely on URIs being
able to be dereferenced.  This would be fatal to the semantic web.  It
would be exactly the same as saying that the WWW required a web site to
be up and available if you want to build a web page that hyperlinks to
it.
Received on Wednesday, 24 July 2002 01:17:14 GMT

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