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Re: Information Resources? (naming things on the Web)

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 10:50:59 +0100
Message-ID: <1095069059.41456d8310821@82.195.128.192>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

Quoting "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>:

> > <http://www.w3.org/People/thompson/>
> > <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator> <http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/>
> > .
> 
> I wasn't aware of an agreed form for triples -- your form looks fine
> too.

The distinction here is between the above and 

<http://www.w3.org/People/thompson/> <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator>
"http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/" .

Which mentions rather than uses the URI http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/ and claims
that the URI is the creator, which is plainly nonsense but the following isn't
nonsense:

<http://www.w3.org/People/thompson/>
<http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/identifier>
"http://www.w3.org/People/thompson/" .

Examples could be found that are neither nonsense nor tautologous but in
practice mentioning URIs isn't all that commonly useful.

-- 
Jon Hanna
<http://www.hackcraft.net/>
"I don't like to LOOK out of the windows even - there are so many of those 
creeping women, and they creep so fast."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, _The Yellow Wallpaper_
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