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Re: #rdfms-identity-anon-resources: provenance

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 23:34:12 +0100
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To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 01:44 PM 7/26/01 -0700, pat hayes wrote:
>Right, good example; though I think we have to treat URI's differently 
>from URL's in  any case.

Oooh!  A bit of Web heresy there, I think.  Depending on one's point of 
view, the typical Web view is something like this:
(a) there is no difference between URLs and URIs -- they're just 
identifiers, or
(b) a URL is just a kind of URI that contains some built-in hints about how 
to use the Web to access the resource it names (e.g., protocol, addressing 
information), which isn't otherwise semantically significant (for RDF).

Any way, I think that treating things differently based on a URL/URI 
distinction is to go on very shaky ground.


Graham Klyne                    Baltimore Technologies
Strategic Research              Content Security Group
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