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Re: An IRC discussion with Alexandre Bertails re SSUE-19:

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:28:32 -0400
Message-ID: <51B0D4D0.9030607@openlinksw.com>
To: "public-ldp-wg@w3.org" <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
On 6/6/13 2:14 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 6/6/13 1:56 PM, Alexandre Bertails wrote:
>> I have to say that I don't understand that part. How do you fix the
>> interpretation of ldp:Container to be its definition in the document
>> that you dereference at http://www.w3.org/ns/ldp? Isn't it introducing
>> something that is not defined in RDF? I thought that RDF was not
>> relying on HTTP on purpose. 
> RDF is scoped to IRIs (which may or may not be HTTP scheme URIs)
> RDF based Linked Data is scoped to HTTP URIs.
> Hopefully, QED. 

A little clearer:

1.  RDF is scoped to IRIs (which may or may not be HTTP scheme URIs) -- 
its sole function (re. Model Theory aspect) is structured data 
representation where the semantics of Relations are explicit rather than 

2. Linked Data -- its prime goal is using HTTP URIs to denote Relations 
that resolve to the meaning/sense of said Relations (so you end up with 
a graph comprised of Relations that describes the HTTP URI's referent)

3. RDF based Linked Data -- combing both such that HTTP URIs resolve to 
descriptions of URI Referents which is a wordy way of saying the HTTP 
URIs resolve to an entity relationship graph endowed with *explicit* 
entity relationship semantics that are human- and machine-comprehensible.


-- an HTML document that describes ldp:Container via an entity 
relationship graph based description

2. see footer section of the page above for alternative representations 
of the same entity relationship graph based description.

Hopefully, QED :-)



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