Re: The need for RDF in Linked Data


Luca Matteis [2013-06-17T08:34]:
> Come on! If you're building something that works like the Web but isn't using HTTP, then it's *not* the Web. It's something else that has similar dynamics to the Web (like, I dunno, a gazillion of other things?).

HTTP is an important feature of the Web, a very fundamental one. Nobody will disagree with that. BUT it is the URI which creates the Web. See Architecture of the World Wide Web.

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 20:19:19 GMT
In Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One

3. Interaction

Communication between agents over a network about 
resources involves URIs, messages, and data. The 
Web's protocols (including HTTP, FTP, SOAP, NNTP, 
and SMTP) are based on the exchange of messages. A 
message may include data as well as metadata about 
a resource (such as the "Alternates" and "Vary" 
HTTP headers), the message data, and the message 
itself (such as the "Transfer-encoding" HTTP 
header). A message may even include metadata about 
the message metadata (for message-integrity 
checks, for instance).

Karl Dubost

Received on Monday, 17 June 2013 13:33:56 UTC