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Re: Comments on ioctl (was: Re: big issue (2001-09-28#13))

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 14:31:15 -0500
Message-Id: <p0510102bb7e900d5b410@[]>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>Pat Hayes wrote:
>>Ah, that is a nice idea. It has some odd consequences, though. 
>>Graphs with number labels cannot be stored inside computers, send 
>>over packet-switched networks, printed, etc... They have to be 
>>Platonic graphs, not data structures. And why stop at numbers? ;-)
>This sets my antenae twitching.
>One of the problems with the earlier M&S document's formal model was 
>that (at least in my interpretation of it) the use of platonic 
>statements, platonic resources etc led to all sorts of horrible 
>This is one of the reasons I felt the need for a model theory and 
>why I preferred to have it based on n-triples - because that was 
>clearly a concete syntax.  I've bought the idea that the graph is 
>also a concrete syntax, so using that is fine.
>I personally would be real nervous if we were losing the clarity of 
>that distinction between a concrete syntax and what it means.  We'll 
>be back to graphs containing resources and questions about what 
>exactly is a resource, which so far, we have brilliantly managed not 
>to need to answer.

Yes, I agree. Maybe I should have said 'elegant idea'.


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