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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:17:01 -0400
Message-ID: <5092845D.1000002@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 11/1/12 10:07 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> -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.

That's fine, but understand that ultimately this affects how RDF and 
Linked Data are related.

Personally, the association is loose ( via SHOULD) or very loose modulo 
SHOULD, as you suggest via your -1.

We really have to be clear about what the RDF and Linked Data 
relationship is, sooner rather than later.

At the current time, there are a number of folks on this list that still 
believe (and push) the broken RDF == Linked Data narrative.

> peter
> 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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