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Re: argument from authority considered pointless

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 11:57:53 +0000
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301231157.53233.miles@milessabin.com>

Graham Klyne wrote,
> 1. While it's easy to get into lengthy metaphysical arguments about
> what URIs may denote, the formal semantics of RDF simply doesn't
> care.  It recognizes that, in general, there are many (infinite,
> even) interpretations that can satisfy an RDF graph.  Usually, only
> one of those interpretations is intended, but that doesn't matter to
> the formal aspects of RDF, which provide some ground rules for saying
> what can be validly inferred from a given RDF graph.  So no problem
> on that score.

I don't think there any problem with RDF here. Nevertheless, this view 
is inconsistent with RFC 2396. According to the latter there is exactly 
one denotation of a URI, an abstract Resource.

That's the root of Sandro's problem.


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