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Re: What is at the end of the namespace?

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 16:47:17 -0000
Message-ID: <01b601c16d2c$25969a20$bbdd93c3@localhost>
To: "Andy Powell" <a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk>, "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Patrick Stickler" <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <www-talk@w3.org>, <uri@w3.org>
> > If I make an RDF statement about
> > http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#, am I making
> > a statement about a conceptual namespace, or about the RDFS
> > resource that is at that URI?
> You're always making a statement about the resource identified
> by the URI, not any particular representation thereof.  So the
> answer is the former.

What if the creator of the URI decided that the resource represented
by that URI was in fact (what is currently) the representation stored
on the server? Then the resource and the representation would match
perfectly, and the latter would be true.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
:Sean :hasHomepage <http://purl.org/net/sbp/> .
Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2001 11:52:16 UTC

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