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Re: Squaring the HTTP-range-14 circle

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 01:42:17 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTimy9TrLrXuJ7=LesbYBi=mHV+9JvA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Awesome rant Richard!

I think this bit would work better live :

> I want to tell the publishers of these web pages that they could join the web of data just by adding a few @rels to some <a>s, and a few @properties to some <span>s, and a few @typeofs to some <div>s (or @itemtypes and @itemprops). And I don't want to explain to them that they should also change http:// to thing:// or tdb:// or add #this or #that or make their stuff respond with 303 or to MGET requests because you can't squeeze a dog through an HTTP connection.

for arguments with value, you may have hit the nail on the head here :

> Being useful trumps making semantic sense. The web succeeded *because* it conflates name and address. The web of data will succeed *because* it conflates a thing and a web page about the thing.

Now tell me, why is it so easy to wind you up on these issues?

Cheers,
Danny.

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