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RE: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 13:41:40 +0200
Message-ID: <2BF0AD29BC31FE46B7887732114404316217C8@trebe003.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: sean@mysterylights.com
Cc: www-talk@w3.org, uri@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Sean B. Palmer [mailto:sean@mysterylights.com]
> Sent: 15 November, 2001 01:48
> To: Stickler Patrick (NRC/Tampere)
> Cc: www-talk@w3.org; uri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: What is at the end of the namespace?
> 
> 
> > >    <http://www.w3.org/> :uri "http://www.w3.org/" .
> >
> > Uhhmmm, and just how does that allow one to *make*
> > statements *about* a URI?
> >
> > Can you give a quick example?
> 
> Sure: you define another property which is the inverse (in the DAML
> sense) of the one above; say ":uriOf", such that:-
> 
>    "http://www.w3.org/" :uriOf <http://www.w3.org/> .
> 
> (actually, from a datatypes POV, that needs to be something different,
> but I shall defer discussions about that). Then you can say:-
> 
>    [ :uriOf <http://www.w3.org/>; :creator "W3C" ] .
> 
> or whatever.

The above (like most DAML expressions) seems highly convoluted to me.

> > And isn't the above just a bit redundant?
> 
> Perhaps, but I was just showing you a different way to do it. I like
> your proposal, but it gets close to the datatypes discussion, and
> that's not something that I really want to drag onto these mailing
> lists :-)

Well, if it's related to URIs in general, then I guess this
is a reasonable place to discuss it...

Patrick
Received on Thursday, 15 November 2001 06:41:56 GMT

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