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RE: Site metadata; my preference

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:11:34 -0800
Message-ID: <4F4182C71C1FDD4BA0937A7EB7B8B4C1061BAB88@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <jonathan@openhealth.org>, <ylafon@w3.org>, <distobj@acm.org>, <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

> The semantics of GET simply do not fit the needs of

> knowledge retrieval about resources. GET is for getting

> *representations* not descriptions, and any attempt to

> make it do double duty will result in confusion.


RDF is nothing more that one representation of a description.  It seems eminently appropriate to use GET to retrieve RDF documents which represent knowledge about various resources.  I see no real added value in trying to pretend that RDF is not a representation and creating a parallel HTTP universe.

Received on Thursday, 20 February 2003 16:12:18 UTC

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