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Issue-57

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:30:14 +0100
Message-Id: <4B722C57-F1FC-41E0-AC0F-1726E939BD4A@jenitennison.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Hi,

For those who don't follow it, there's a thread on httpRange-14 / Issue-57 at the moment on the linked data mailing list. A good example message is:

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2011Jun/0186.html

where Richard says:

  Being useful trumps making semantic sense. The web succeeded *because* 
  it conflates name and address. The web of data will succeed *because* 
  it conflates a thing and a web page about the thing.

  <http://richard.cyganiak.de/>
    a foaf:Document;
    dc:title "Richard Cyganiak's homepage";
    a foaf:Person;
    foaf:name "Richard Cyganiak";
    owl:sameAs <http://twitter.com/cygri>;
    .

I don't think that this is covered by any of the scenarios in Jonathan's document at:

  http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/awwsw/issue57/20110531/

In particular, I don't think the kind of 'punning' that we talked about (where different properties treat the given resource as being different kinds of thing) copes with the rdf:type property (shortened to 'a' in the Turtle) having two different values. Similarly, it's really unclear in the above example whether the owl:sameAs relates to the Person or the Document (until you find a description of <http://twitter.com/cygri>, which of course might be a resource that is both a Document and a Person itself).

Cheers,

Jeni
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Jeni Tennison
http://www.jenitennison.com
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