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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Seth Russell" <>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <>; "Tim Berners-Lee"
Cc: "Graham Klyne" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 2:48 AM
Subject: Re: Namespaces wihtout "#" Was: Few CWM Bugs

> From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <>
> >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
> {<> a  :HumanPerson} right on the page
> RDF, if someone bookmarks that page then the bookmark process should pick
> my description.

By all means say {<> is con:homePage of
[ con:nickName "Seth"; a con:Person]

But don't say    <> a :Person, because <>
is a web page
and web pages are not people.  (I could give examples of how they differ)

> Seth Russell

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