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Re: Information resources?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 19:00:50 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bpt4v5nl9.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM> writes:

> I have used the URI 'http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/Hoary_Marmot' to
> identify the Hoary Marmot (really, I'm serious[1]). If I GET a
> representation of that URI, I get some RDF that tells me things about
> the Marmot. I consider that data to be a representation of the
> physical creature.
>
> Assertions that http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/Hoary_Marmot is a web
> page or has a particular creator or last modified date or
> what-have-you are inconsistent.

This seems to me the crux -- on what basis do you assert they are
inconsistent?  How might I have figure that out for myself?  How might
my search engine have figure it out for _itself_?

ht
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