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Re: ISSUE-148: RDF Concepts - IRIs do *not* always denote the same resource

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:53:52 -0800
Cc: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, public-rdf-comments <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <22C23D79-C950-4A39-934A-5ADB4FAE3EE9@ihmc.us>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Possible wording compromise....

On Dec 14, 2013, at 8:26 AM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:

> Hi Markus,
> 
> On 12/14/2013 07:04 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
>> David,
>> 
>> On Saturday, December 14, 2013 4:12 AM, David Booth wrote:
>>> . . .   But to later *explicitly* claim that "IRIs
>>> have global scope: Two different appearances of an IRI denote the
>>> same resource" seems too harmfully misleading to me.
>> 
>> What if we would spell out some consequences of IRIs that denote multiple things. Something like
>> 
>>   1.3 The Referent of an IRI
>> 
>>   [...]
>> 
>>   Guidelines for determining the referent of an IRI are provided in other
>>   documents, like Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One [WEBARCH]
>>   and Cool URIs for the Semantic Web [COOLURIS]. A very brief, informal and
>>   partial account follows:
>> 
>>    IRIs have global scope by design. Thus, two different appearances
>>     of an IRI denote the same resource. Violations of this principle may
>>     lead to interoperability problems or inconsistencies when, e.g.,
>>     using data from multiple sources.
>> 
>> Would that address your concerns?
> 
> That comes *very* close to addressing my concerns.  A slight tweak to the bullet item would do it:
> 
>    IRIs have global scope by design. Thus, two different appearances
>     of an IRI are intended to denote the same resource. Violations
>     of this principle may lead to interoperability problems or
>     inconsistencies when, e.g., using data from multiple sources.

>> IRIs have global scope by design. Thus, two different appearances
>>     of an IRI should denote the same resource.  <etc.>

Pat

PS it even works if you put it in upper case. 

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