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Re: Is 303 really necessary?

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 12:49:19 -0500
To: nathan@webr3.org
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1290793759.2184.19571.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 14:30 +0000, Nathan wrote:
>    http://webr3.org/apps/notes/web#atypedlink
> partial story of creating /a/ semantic web, rather than /the/ semantic web.

Thanks for posting this.  I like the reasoning, but one part I think is
overstated to the point of being incorrect: 

  "It is critical to note, that you cannot name real world 
  things with URIs, you cannot name the moon with a URI, 
  just as you cannot send the moon through a computer."

You later discuss the idea of using a URI to name something
*as-described-by* a document, and this I think is a very good point to
make.  But I don't think it invalidates the idea that you can name real
world things with URIs.   I suggest toning down the above statement and
further explaining the idea that the identity of a resource may not be
unambiguously determined, but it is determined only to the extent that
its description determines it.

David Booth, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic (contractor)

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
reflect those of Cleveland Clinic.
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