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Re: issue-57 background reading for F2F (short required reading)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:55:32 -0400
Message-ID: <506CA644.8070108@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 10/3/12 3:42 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> Are we still using "identifies" when denotes appears to be much 
> clearer re. this particular matter?
>
> A URI can denote anything.
> An HTTP URI can denote anything.
> An HTTP URL specifically denotes a Web document.
> A Resource is the Content associated with a Web document.
> A Document is comprised of Content.
>
> Linked Data demonstrates how you can use *indirection*  to denote 
> *anything* using an HTTP URI. In this usage context said URI resolves 
> to associated content at a Web address/location (URL). Note, 
> *indirection* may be explicit (303 redirection) or implicit (via use 
> of a fragment id or hash).
>
> Links:
>
> 1. http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2012-07/msg00190.html 
> -- a related discussion on the ontolog forum that actually reached 
> amicable conclusion re. this matter. 

Clearer edition, there was a major omission and some mangling initial 
post above:

Are we still using "identifies" when denotes appears to be much clearer 
re. this particular matter?

A URI can denote anything.
An HTTP URI can denote anything.
An HTTP URL specifically denotes a Web document.
A Resource is the Content associated with a Web document.
A Document is comprised of Content.

Linked Data demonstrates how you can use HTTP based *indirection* to 
associate a HTTP URI's referent with its descriptor document.  In this 
usage context, said URI resolves to associated content at a Web 
address/location (URL).

Note: *indirection* may be explicit (303 redirection) or implicit (via 
use of a fragment id or hash).

Links:

1. http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2012-07/msg00190.html -- 
a related discussion on the ontolog forum that actually reached amicable 
conclusion re. this matter.

-- 

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