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Re: Resource references/httpRange-14 (was: [Minutes] 1 July TAG teleconf)

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 10:32:23 -0400
Message-ID: <012501c221d5$47ef9730$0a2e249b@nemc.org>
To: "Graham Klyne" <GK@NineByNine.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>, "Paul Grosso" <pgrosso@arbortext.com>

Paul Grosso wrote:

> But can an application such as RDF redefine the semantic of
> an embedded URI reference in such a way that it predetermines
> (overrides) the MIME type of the referenced resource regardless
> of how the resource is labeled?
> And if it can't, then RDF cannot redefine how to interpret the
> fragment identifier; rather, the fragment identifier must be
> interpreted according to how the MIME type says it should.

Presumably the "referenced resource" doesn't itself have a MIME type, rather
the MIME type is assigned during the process of returning a representation
of the resource back to the user agent which is resolving a URI.

In RDF, there is no such URI resolution going on. Given an arbitrary URI
reference which is just sitting there (i.e. as a string) how can one
interpret the fragment identifier w.r.t the URI when there is no MIME type?
(Remember: the URI is not being resolved.)

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