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Re: http-range-14 and other painful questions...

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:13:29 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+Fyptx+3EV_EwLW1EYTbdPf63aDbN=TRN=7+j7WdLTqw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Wed, 19 Dec 2018 at 09:34, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:

> Some other ideas of things that could be explained:
>
>    - a clear explanation of the relation between the semantic-web
> logico-mathematical
>    model of RDF, and the linked data usage
>    - a model of how contexts fit into the current RDF/Linked Data space
> (not sure
>   if I can get that far).
>
>
> On 19 Dec 2018, at 07:15, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 at 13:36, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>>         I am writing a thesis with the hope of going beyond
>> Roy Fielding's famous thesis by developing a mathematical
>> theory of the web based on category theory, game theory
>> and modal logic that would allow me to answer a number
>> of outstanding questions such as http-range-14. [1]
>>
>> Are there other issues of the sort that I could use
>> as examples to show the usefulness of such a theory?
>>
>
> My understanding of the issue was that hr14 was painful in the same way
> that pointers are painful in C.
>
> ie in C pointers point to data when dereferenced
>
> on the web URLs (UDIs?) point to documents which are dereferenced
>
> in both cases data structures are returned
>
> in both cases they are generally considered to be a source of confusion to
> programmers (maybe that's just the nature of pointers?)
>
> in both cases you can actually reuse the pointers themselves e.g. with
> pointer arithmetic, but it's not really considered a best practice
>
> is that roughly correct?
>
>
> There is something to that way of thinking. Of course the point of this
> thread is not to
> re-open the discussion here, but to locate issuesrather to provide a
> convincing mathematical model
> that would end the conversation on this topic on a good note, rather than
> on the exhausted
> one I think it ended on :-)
>

Good point.

If that is considered a good analogy, then there his hope.  I think
pointers in C are much easier to understand after some education.  And
today are not considered painful, but rather, an advanced topic.


>
>
>
>>
>> Henry
>>
>> [1] Nick Gibbins told me in the review that he had proposed
>> a review of the http-range-14 question. Anyone know where
>> that is?
>>
>>
>
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