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Re: RDF-ISSUE-103 (dereferenceable-iris): Make dereferenceable IRIs a SHOULD in RDF Concepts [RDF Concepts]

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:07:28 -0400
Message-ID: <50928220.6040106@gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
-1 on this from me.

I have nothing against saying that it is good practice under some conditions, 
but *SHOULD* is quite a strong thing to say.


On 11/01/2012 09:42 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 11/1/12 9:33 AM, RDF Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> RDF-ISSUE-103 (dereferenceable-iris): Make dereferenceable IRIs a SHOULD in 
>> RDF Concepts [RDF Concepts]
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/103
>> Raised by: Markus Lanthaler
>> On product: RDF Concepts
>> Lately there haven been quite some discussions about what formats are valid 
>> Linked Data. Everyone agreed that at least RDF is certainly one of them. 
>> Nevertheless, nowhere in RDF Concepts there's a normative statement that 
>> IRIs SHOULD be dereferenceable which is the core principle of Linked Data. 
>> The only statement I found about this is
>> "A good way of communicating the intended referent to the world is to set 
>> up the IRI so that it dereferences[WEBARCH] to such a document."
>> I would thus like to propose that a normative statement like the following 
>> is added to RDF Concepts:
>> "When deferenced, IRIs SHOULD return an RDF Document that describes the 
>> denoted resource by means of RDF statements."
> Yes!
> Then at the very least, you have much clearer sense of how RDF and Linked 
> Data are related i.e., RDF enables you create Linked Data. Much better than 
> the quantum leap to the distorted realm of RDF and Linked Data isomorphism.
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