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LC Commnets, section 3.0, editorial

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 23:56:18 +0100
Message-Id: <5063954F-6EF8-11D8-BF98-0003939E0B44@isr.umd.edu>
To: public-webarch-comments@w3.org

"""Note: The Web Architecture does not require a formal definition of 
the commonly used phrase "on the Web." Informally, a resource is "on 
the Web" when it has a URI and an agent can use the URI to retrieve a 
representation of it using network protocols (given appropriate access 
privileges, network connectivity, etc.)."""

Given that Web Arch doesn't require it, I would recommend not including 
even an informal definition. Especially as it seems wrong, e.g., such 
that tel:+1-816-555-1212 and any URN identified resources aren't on the 
web (though they are possible subjects and objects (and I guess 
predicates; URNs certainly) of RDF assertions). Is there a relation 
between being "on the Web" and being, er, part of the "information 
space" that is the web?

So, I think this note is strike worthy.

Bijan Parsia.
Received on Friday, 5 March 2004 17:56:17 UTC

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