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Re: what RDF is not (was ...)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 09:51:20 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200201041451.JAA11418@markbaker.ca>
To: msabin@interx.com (Miles Sabin)
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> This isn't necessarily a _practical_ problem, but it certainly
> undercuts any suggestion that RDF(S) is capable of representing
> "everything".

Anything with identity can be represented on the Web.  

Real numbers are not countable, but that isn't the same thing as not
being identifiable.  It just means that, given one real, there's no
"next largest" real.

For example, here's some possible URIs for some transcendentals;


> Well, if you baulk at things as intangible as real numbers, how about
> points on a line,

No problem.  Pick one and I'll give you a URI for it.  8-) I can give
you a URI for the whole line too, or for a segment of it, or anything
else identifiable about it.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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