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Re: "Resource" (RDF vocabulary definitions)

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 08:20:15 +0000
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To: seth@robustai.net, Chris Catton <chris.catton@btopenworld.com>
Cc: www-rdf-comments <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

I would like to request a little discipline on this list.

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At 10:12 26/11/2002 -0800, Seth Russell wrote:
>Chris Catton wrote:
>>I may be losing the plot now, but I still think this is a circular argument.
>>Summarising what's gone so far ...
>><http://example.org/somepage#MotorVehicle> from an rdf document refers to an
>>rdf resource.
>Actually I dont think there are resources distinguished from "rdf 
>resources",  rather there are resources and RDF can talk about them.
>>So if I want to talk about the text on a web page I must define the URI:
>>   http://example.org/somepage#MotorVehicle
>>to mean the HTML fragment ...
>>But I can't do this, because when I try and define it, I automatically refer
>>to the resource and not the fragment
>Well if you define it as an HTML fragment, then the resource *is* the 
>fragment.  If you define it as a class of motor vehicles, then that is the 
>resource.  See the mentograph [1].
>[1] http://robustai.net/mentography/rdf_fragments.jpg
>Of coure you can't do both things at the same time from the same server. I 
>believe there must be only one http://foo document with media type 
>application/rdf+xml at any given time  ... right?
>I've always though that mentography would be useful to clarify RDF ... I 
>think this is an good example.
>More about mentography at
>[2] http://robustai.net/mentography/mentography.html
>Seth Russell
Received on Wednesday, 27 November 2002 03:18:59 UTC

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