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Re: Conforming is such sweet sorrow

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 22:05:38 +0000
Message-ID: <4749F1B2.3030806@musc.edu>
To: Chimezie Ogbuji <chimezie@gmail.com>
CC: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org, Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>

Chimezie Ogbuji wrote:
> On Nov 25, 2007 2:06 PM, Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu> wrote:
> [..snip..]
>> In httpRange-14's eye, the meaning of a message is not
>> solely dependent on what the message is but also on how the message is
>> delivered through the web.  RDFa's and GRDDL's RDF is *delivered* from client side, just like fragment identifier, it doesn't count.
> Actually, the case with GRDDL is not delivered solely from
> client-side, since the GRDDL result RDF is calculated by a mechanism
> that includes the possibility of dereferencing subsequent URIs
> mentioned in the content of the message.  So an entire GRDDL result
> seems fair game for the 'meaning of the message' and for every
> information resource that had representations fetched, the rules for
> checking that inconsistency would also apply (however, note that
> http://www.w3.org/TR/grddl/grddl-rules3.n3 doesn't make use of - or
> seem to need - a term that denotes the class of IR).  I'm just trying
> to think of how this translates from the abstract (where this topic
> has mainly remained) to an actual implementation of a "conforming"
> semantic web agent.
My understanding it is done in client side as all XSLT transformation.  
Of course, server can do XSLT but will be for a different purpose.

Nevertheless, it still doesn't matter. httpRange-14 doesn't care about 
the content type of a returned representation.  It only cares about the 
response code. 

For any http-uri "x", if

(1) x respond 200
(2) And there is an assertion "x a web:NonInformationResource" (I don't 
know who should define it, Tim says AWWW won't. So, I guess anyone can 
do it in their own way).

Then, by httpRange-14, it results in a contradiction.

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