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Re: [WNET] URIs as primitive queries?

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 09:03:49 +0200
Message-ID: <4428DFD5.40006@cs.vu.nl>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
CC: SWBPD list <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>

Hi David,

> I don't see it as naming sets of nodes.  I see it as naming a Web
> location where you can get some useful RDF data.  And that URI does not
> happen to also be an RDF node in an triple that you previously
> encountered.  From this point of view, it is no different in principle
> from most regular Web pages that just serve data.

So in principle there is nothing against this approach?

> I think the question is how users (and particularly software agents)
> would know that they could use such a URI, given that it is not an RDF
> node in a published triple.  URIs should normally be treated as opaque,
> so you normally can't assume that you can just chop off the "1/" from
> the end of the URI in order to get related data.

Right, that is something that an agent would need to know. But such an 
agent would also need to know about certain classes and properties to 
achieve the same result using SPARQL.

What would your advice be: describe this possibility in the coming new 
WN draft [1] if it is something that is/might be appropriate or keep it 
out (either as something "evil" or because it still needs discussion)?


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