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RE: Does follow-your-nose apply in the enterprise? was: RDF for molecules, using InChI

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:28:24 -0400
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To: "Michel_Dumontier" <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>
Cc: <ogbujic@ccf.org>, "public-semweb-lifesci hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, <wangxiao@musc.edu>, "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>

> From: Michel_Dumontier [mailto:Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca] 
> > From: David Booth
> > [ . . . ]
> > Can you explain specific cases in which you see usefully
> > dereferenceable URIs as NOT being so convenient for the discoverer?
> Sure, when the URI refers to a resource for which information about it
> exists at multiple (URL/data store/web service) locations.

I don't understand what you mean.  Surely, a follow-your-nose document
could point readers to those "multiple (URL/data store/web service)
locations".  Such information is not guaranteed to be useful, but I
don't see how it can be less useful than serving *no* information,
except perhaps in the corner case where it is actually misleading.

Also, do you mean the *declaration* of that URI (as defined in
http://dbooth.org/2007/uri-decl/ ) , or do you mean other information
about the URI's resource?  

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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