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Re: argument from authority considered pointless

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 08:26:39 +0000
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301230826.39407.miles@milessabin.com>

Tim Bray wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote:
> > RDF doesn't need any changes to URI _syntax_. Nor does it need any
> > changes in network protocols, clients or server. All it needs is
> > for some bogus metaphysics to be ditched.
>
> Specifically? -Tim

The idea that there is a single abstract Resource which is associated 
with each and every URI for all time.

These things don't play any role in concrete network protocols, but they 
do get in the way when (amongst many other things) an interpretation of 
an RDF model needs to assign a different referent as the thing 
identified by the URI.

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Thursday, 23 January 2003 03:27:11 GMT

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