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

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 13:47:01 +0200
Message-ID: <A03E60B17132A84F9B4BB5EEDE57957B160AF0@trebe006.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: fielding@ebuilt.com, sean@mysterylights.com
Cc: timbl@w3.org, connolly@w3.org, www-archive+n3bugs@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> This distinction between representation and resource is 
> absolutely necessary
> in order to reason about the Web and its relationships, and I 
> think one of
> the main reasons RDF is difficult to comprehend is because it fails to
> make a clear distinction between the two.

Spot on. This is one thing (among others) that Topic Maps (ISO or XTM)
gets right, in the distinction between "topic" and "occurrence".

It would be very good, IMO, if RDF would clarify that distinction,
either natively or via a standardized ontology of semantic primitives.



Patrick Stickler              Phone: +358 50 483 9453
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Nokia Research Center         Email: patrick.stickler@nokia.com
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