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Re: Namespaces wihtout "#" Was: Few CWM Bugs

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:27:04 -0500
Message-ID: <00d401c1778a$476247e0$7201a8c0@CREST>
To: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "Graham Klyne" <GK@ninebynine.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>; "Tim Berners-Lee"
Cc: "Graham Klyne" <GK@ninebynine.org>; <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 2:48 AM
Subject: Re: Namespaces wihtout "#" Was: Few CWM Bugs

> From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
> >It is not clear to me that there is an a
> > priori way to disambiguate the usages.
> Me either, nor should we need to. Put me down for wanting everything to be
> described in RDF explicitly.  If foo.ed#bar refers to a circle then say it
> {<foo.ed#bar> a :Circle} if it's a document then say {<foo.ed#bar> a
> :Document}.


> I thought that was what RDF was good for, describing things.
> So if I got a page that I want to stand for me then I should say that
> {<http://robustai.net/~seth/index.htm> a  :HumanPerson} right on the page
> RDF, if someone bookmarks that page then the bookmark process should pick
> my description.

By all means say {<http://robustai.net/~seth/index.htm> is con:homePage of
[ con:nickName "Seth"; a con:Person]

But don't say    <> a :Person, because <http://robustai.net/~seth/index.htm>
is a web page
and web pages are not people.  (I could give examples of how they differ)

> Seth Russell
Received on Tuesday, 27 November 2001 16:27:32 UTC

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