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Re: Schema.org in RDF ...

From: Lin Clark <lin.w.clark@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 03:08:52 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTinYZOYnn1o4MCvvwirrnF6pM35eOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
> David, as you know, it is trivial to distinguish in representation the
> difference between an information object and a person. I don't understand
> why you keep repeating this misinformation.
> -Alan
It is trivial to distinguish between an information resource and the
resource it talks about if you are 1) developing a custom system under your
control for your own needs, which is not extensible and does not have to
integrate code published by developers with a different knowledge base than
you -and- 2) do not have end users who you have to educate in the
distinction between an info resource and an "other web resource" so that
they can effectively add content to your system.

However, it is not trivial to add this distinction when you are working in
an extensible system which you do not control or when you do not have the
resources to invest in reeducation camps to change the way end users and
other developers think.

I invite anyone who disagrees and who believes this is trivial to actually
try effectively communicating the distinction made by httpRange-14 to an
outside technology community and to attempt the social change necessary to
make it work consistently in practice.

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