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RE: Explicit Disambiguation Via RDF bNodes, more Process

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:33:51 +0100
To: "'Joshua Allen'" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>, "'Murray Spork'" <m.spork@qut.edu.au>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Joshua
> Allen 
> If so, then I completely agree with you.  The only part I am 
> adding is:
> 5) People SHOULD NOT use http: URIs to refer to things like cars
> 6) If they do, there is no guarantee that their metadata will 
> be able to participate in the semantic web.

I'd agree, except SHOULDs are an interop non-starter.
Realistically, I have to start programming defensively, and half
the point of having a standard is to stop defensive programming and
take on some assumptions instead. Also, I don't see using non http:
scheme URIs to refer to things resolving much; I still need to know
we're referring to the same thing whatever scheme we use. The
problem is naming, not http abuse.

Bill de hÓra

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