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Re: Documents, Cars, Hills, and Valleys

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 12:34:53 +0100
Message-ID: <009f01c1e14c$e81467a0$68540150@localhost>
To: "Nick Matsakis" <matsakis@mit.edu>, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: <www-archive@w3.org>
[Dropping www-rdf-interest and adding www-archive since this is an innane
avenue of discussion.]

> Yes, of course you can represent the bits in RDF.  My
> question was what will you *name* them?  If
> http://www.mnot.net is your name, then what name
> do you give the bits? urn:md5:12a173b... ?

Since the representation is bound to change over time (and as you're
blithely ignoring content negotiation etc.), you can't use
http://www.mnot.net/ to identify the bits. You can only do something like
that when you're sure that the representation is fixed - and even then you
must be sure to point out that you're identifying in the representation and
not the resource to which is has a one-to-one correspondence.

It's quite easy to point to the bits in RDF. All you do is use some

[ :theBitsAt <http://www.mnot.net/>;
  :date "2002-04-11T12-33-30";
  :contentType "text/html" ] .

Simple. Or you can use a hash as you pointed out (in fact, you can add that
to the mess of properties above).

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://purl.org/net/swn#> .
:Sean :homepage <http://purl.org/net/sbp/> .
Received on Thursday, 11 April 2002 07:35:55 UTC

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