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RE: Explicit Disambiguation Via RDF bNodes, more Process

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 11:30:10 -0700
Message-ID: <4F4182C71C1FDD4BA0937A7EB7B8B4C104F05D71@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Narahari, Sateesh" <Sateesh_Narahari@jdedwards.com>, "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
> The assumption that semantic web can not be messy is false. It is like
> saying web can not have 404 and a HTML page must ensure the existence
> every link it references.

What we are talking about here is not just "messiness".  The semantic
web can tolerate messiness, just like the real web.  But on the real
web, when you type in http://www.ibm.com, you actually go to IBM's web
site (and not Microsoft's), unless someone is doing something really

It's the same on the semantic web -- if I say something about
http://www.microsoft.com, you know that I am talking about Microsoft's
web site.  When someone says "bad", you assume they mean "bad", and not
"good".  The only time that http://www.microsoft.com will identify
something *other* than Microsoft's web site is when someone is doing
something really dumb.

Received on Friday, 26 April 2002 14:30:47 UTC

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