W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-tag@w3.org > July 2007

Re: [Linking-open-data] How to name what you get back? was: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:12:15 -0400
Message-Id: <2F1023FA-5A3B-4533-B6E1-FC8851A07DC4@acm.org>
Cc: Linking Open Data <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
To: "Michael K. Bergman" <mike@mkbergman.com>

On Jul 26, 2007, at 12:03 PM, Michael K. Bergman wrote:

> Chris Bizer wrote:
>> Hi Frank, Pat and Bernard,
>> thanks a lot for all your ideas and comments.
>> So what we are having on the table right now is a definition:
>> "The term XXX refers to the description of a non-information  
>> resource that a client obtains by dereferencing a specific URI  
>> that identifies this non-information resource."
>
> Stand back and read this sentence to yourself three times.
>
>> and various proposals for the term:
>> Pat Hayes:
>> - represented description
>> - redirected description
>> - redescription
>> - transmit
>> - infon
>> Frank Manola
>> - associated representation
>> Bernard Vatant:
>> - description
>
> Can't we just kill the term "non-information resource" once and for  
> all?  All it does is obfuscate understanding and resolution.
>
> Mercy be upon us when we try to actually communicate with the  
> public outside these forums.
>

Why the qualification to "outside these forums"?  Have you noticed  
how much traffic the issue has generated *inside* these forums ever  
since the distinction was made?

--Frank
Received on Thursday, 26 July 2007 16:12:27 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Thursday, 26 April 2012 12:47:46 GMT