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Re: Squaring the HTTP-range-14 circle

From: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:55:07 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=PBHH+V8407DsfgLZyVM2zOgd83g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org> wrote:
>>> Not quite. It is saying that you can't give a review for my
>>> http://foobar.gov.uk/datasets/population web page because the RDF
>>> returned by the URI says it denotes a dataset not the web page. You can
>>> still review the dataset itself. You can review other web pages which
>>> don't return RDF data saying they are something other than a web page.
>>> [As an aside, I would claim that most reviews are in fact about things -
>>> restaurants, books, music - not about the web pages.]
>> Quite. When a facebook user clicks the "Like" button on an IMDB page
>> they are expressing an opinion about the movie, not the page.
> BUT when the click a "Like" button on a blog they are expressing they like the
> blog, not the movie it is about.
> AND when they click "like" on a facebook comment they are
> saying they like the comment not the thing it is commenting on.
> And on Amazon people say "I found this review useful" to
> like the review on the product being reviewed, separately from
> rating the product.
> So there is a lot of use out there which involves people expressing
> stuff in general about the message not its subject.

As an additional point, a review _is_ a seperate thing, it's not a web
page. It is often contained within a webpage. It seems you are
conflating the two here. Reviews and comments can be and often are
syndicated across multiple sites so clearly any "liking" of the review
needs to flow with it.

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