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Re: #rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 22:47:43 -0500
Message-Id: <200106150350.f5F3oZ905684@theinfo.org>
Cc: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, guha@alpiri.com, rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
To: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
On Thursday, June 14, 2001, at 06:03  PM, Sergey Melnik wrote:

> To clarify, the parsers will need to explicitly flag each generated
> resource as originating from an absolute or relative URL. Do we want to
> introduce these extra "flags" as a part of the model?

I still don't understand. Why do parsers "generate" resources? 
How do resources "originate" form URLs?

It is my understanding that only absolute URIs identify 
resources. Relative URIs are simply abbreviations for absolute 
URIs which must be resolved through use of a base URI. An RDF 
document without a base URI is meaningless -- have you ever 
opened up an HTML page in your browser without a URL?

[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
Received on Thursday, 14 June 2001 23:49:00 UTC

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