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Re: Is 303 really necessary?

From: Ian Davis <me@iandavis.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 10:40:23 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTinAC+a47u6iO1Tcq9jW5RsKnDTw=8J0RV2NRndr@mail.gmail.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
Cc: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>, public-lod@w3.org
On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
> and if I publish:
>
>  <http://webr3.org/nathan#me> :isKingOf :TheWorld .
>
> it's authorative and considered true?
>
> great news all round :)
>
No :)

I mean't that when you dereference
http://iandavis.com/2010/303/toucan, the triples you get about
http://iandavis.com/2010/303/toucan can be considered authoritative.
For me, that's one of the principle advantages of linked data over
other data formats - built in provenance if you will.

Also authoritative does not mean true. I means it asserts authority
over the data. That could very well be wrong, but it's the consumer's
choice whether they trust that authority or not (or can prove it
perhaps).

Ian
Received on Friday, 5 November 2010 10:40:56 UTC

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