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Re: The first sentence

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:49:28 +0000
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To: seth@robustai.net, "www-rdf-comments@w3.org" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

Hi Seth,

At 06:29 28/10/2002 -0800, Seth Russell wrote:

>re: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Oct/0402.html
>where Brian suggests:
>[[The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a language for representing 
>information in the Web.]]
>What is "the Web" ?  If we use RDF to transfer informatin from one p2p 
>node to another, is that information "in the Web" ?
>If we use RDF to transfer information in emails, is that "in the Web" ?
>How about the following sentence instead:
>The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a language for representing 
>information on the Internet.

I agree with you mostly, except that we are a W3C WG which means we propose 
recommendations for the web.  If folks want to use them elsewhere, then 
that is great, my joy is unbounded.  But I have a niggling concern that if 
we were to adopt your formulation, then some ietf folks might get a bit 
miffed because W3C were setting out to define internet standards.  Our 
design centre is the web.

Received on Monday, 28 October 2002 12:47:05 UTC

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