Re: Final Linked Data Glossary (was Re: def'n of resource?)

In general, the glossary is great, but the current text on 5 star is not okay.

I can live with dropping it (for now), or just pointing to Tim's page, but not the current definition which never even mentions RDF.    Sorry.

      - Sandro


Bernadette Hyland <> wrote:

>Remaining feedback folded in especially in relation to definition of
>"Resource", addition of "Web Resource" and fixing 5 star LOD
>definition.  Also updated normative references in doc.
>Linked Data Glossary Draft 21-May 2013 [1] is ready for publication
>once run through one last PubRules check.  (Last week the WG approved
>to publish as a WG Note.)
>NB:  Editorial changes are to keep tone consistent with rest of the
>document, however were not intended to alter the proposed meaning.  If
>this unintentionally happened, please notify asap.  Reference to RFC
>3986 was made elsewhere so I dropped from below proposal so as to not
>sound repetitive. 
>Again, we're striving for simplicity and for this to be a glossary of
>terms for Web developers, not the anointed per se.  
>All OK now per your feedback??
>90. Resource
>In an RDF context, a resource can be anything that an RDF graph
>describes. A resource can be addressed by a Unified Resource Identifier
>(URI). See also Resource Description Framework (RDF) 1.1 Concepts and
>Abstract Syntax [RDF11-CONCEPTS]
>127. Web Resource
>A web page addressed by a URL. Examples include: an HTML web page, an
>image offered by a web server, or a dataset accessible by a URL. A Web
>Resource may have different representations. For example, an RDF
>database might be accessed at a single URL using multiple syntaxes,
>such as RDFa, JSON-LD, and Turtle. See also Hypertext Transfer Protocol
>HTTP/1.1 [RFC2616].
>Bernadette Hyland
>On May 8, 2013, at 5:48 AM, Dave Reynolds <>
>> On 08/05/13 05:39, Bernadette Hyland wrote:
>>> Hi Sandro,
>>> The editors have folded in all comments received in relation to the
>>> Glossary.  Please see latest version. [1]
>>> For Thursday's telecon, would you create a diff previously approved
>>> publication (April) & the May 7th (current).  Also, need a new
>>> Overview.html file run through PubRules.  I'm done until we get
>>> feedback.  Thanks for your help on this.
>>> ---
>>> Regarding "Resource", I've simplified to include only one
>>>  In keeping with my new mantra, "keep it simple", how does this this
>>> sit with you & others?
>> Personally I prefer Sandro's suggestion. I imagine that at least some
>people reading the glossary will be aware of the notion of REST and
>might expect something more like the entry for Web Resource. Having
>both solves that problem.
>> However, it's not something I would argue strongly over.
>> Dave
>>>    89. Resource
>>> In an RDF context, a resource can be anything that an RDF graph
>>> describes. A resource can be addressed by a Unified Resource
>>> (URI)
>>> Keep in mind that this LD Glossary is a starting point for those new
>>> Linked Data.  We don't want to scare people, it is the 'welcome
>>> not the definitive guide for the working LD expert (which is found
>>> elsewhere on the W3C site).
>>> Cheers,
>>> Bernadette
>>> [1]
>>> Sandro wrote:
>>>> I've thought about more than most people have thought about food
>>> PS.  Clearly you haven't met my 15 year old son who pretty much only
>>> thinks about food ;-)
>>> On May 7, 2013, at 7:15 PM, Sandro Hawke <
>>> <>> wrote:
>>>> def'n of resource?
>>>> Bernadette and I were working on actually publishing the Glossary,
>>>> which the group approved for publication, and I noticed a little
>>>>        86. Resource
>>>>    A resource is anything that can be addressed by a Unified
>>>>    Identifier (URI)
>>>>    ...
>>>>        93. Resource
>>>>    A resource is a network data object or service that can be
>>>>    identified by an HTTP URI. Resources may be available in
>>>>    representations (e.g. multiple languages, data formats, size,
>>>>    resolutions) or vary in other ways. See details from RFC 2616bis
>>>>    for details on Uniform Resource Identifiers. See details from
>>>>    2616bis for details on Uniform Resource Identifiers.
>>>> The definition of Resource is something I've thought about more
>>>> most people have thought about food.  I suggest we call the second
>>>> "Web Resource", and explain, like this:
>>>>    *Resource*
>>>>    (Not to be confused with _Web Resource_)  An entity.   Saying
>>>>    something is a resource says nothing at all about it, because by
>>>>    the definition of the term, everything is a resource.    For
>>>>    details see Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax
>>>>    3986) [1] and Resource Description Framework (RDF) 1.1 Concepts
>>>>    *Web Resource*
>>>>    Anything which is addressed by a URL; roughly speaking, a web
>>>>    page.  Examples include: an HTML web page, an image offered by a
>>>>    web server, or a dataset available for access at some URL.   A
>>>>    resource may change its state over time and have different
>>>>    representations of the same state.  For example, a webcam might
>>>>    offer both JPEG and PNG versions of its current image, at the
>>>>    URL, using content negotiation, or an RDF database might be
>>>>    accessed at one URL using multiple syntaxes, such as RDFa,
>>>>    JSON-LD, and Turtle.   For more details see Hypertext Transfer
>>>>    Protocol -- HTTP/1.1 [3]
>>>>    Sometimes Web Resources are just called "Resources".  In some
>>>>    contexts, this can cause unnecessary confusion.  The difference
>>>>    related to the distinction between URLs (which identify Web
>>>>    Resources) and URIs (which identify Resources in general), as
>>>>    discussed in
>>>>    [1]
>>>>    [2]
>>>>    [3]
>>>> I hope that works for folks.    Bernadette made some other changes,
>>>> we're going to ask the WG for approval again before publishing.
>>>> be sending along a pointer to the new version and the diffs once I
>>>> have it passing pubrules.
>>>>         -- Sandro

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