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RE: How to name what you get back? was: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:10:48 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230903c2cff37d9261@[10.100.0.67]>
To: "Hans Teijgeler" <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>
Cc: "'Chris Bizer'" <chris@bizer.de>, "'Frank Manola'" <fmanola@acm.org>, "'Tim Berners-Lee'" <timbl@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>, "'Linking Open Data'" <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>

>Pat,
>Please see below at <HT>.
>Regards,
>Hans
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Pat Hayes [mailto:phayes@ihmc.us]
>Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 0:02
>To: Hans Teijgeler
>Cc: 'Chris Bizer'; 'Frank Manola'; 'Tim Berners-Lee'; www-tag@w3.org;
>semantic-web@w3.org; 'Linking Open Data'
>Subject: RE: How to name what you get back? was: Terminology Question
>concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data
>
>>Sandro,
>>
>>You should read it well: Chris speaks about "the description.......that
>>identifies....". That is not necessarily a name.
>
><PH> True, but Sando's point is that this description is returned when you
>use a particular name (URI) to access the thing identified. If you use a
>different name of the very same thing, you may well get a different
>description returned. So the description is OF the thing identified, but is
>ASSOCIATED with the name, in the sense that only this name may get this
>particular description returned to you by HTTP.
>
><HT> Interesting to note again how important it is to have an unambiguous
>definition of the terms we use. When I hear the word "name" I don't think of
>"URI", but of something like "Pat Hayes". Now I understand that for you a
>URI is a name (rather than an "identifier"), I think that we are in violent
>agreement.

Ah. Well, good. Let us continue the agreement and abate the violence :-)

Pat


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