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RE: fragment identifiers

From: <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 18:20:08 +0100 (BST)
To: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0207261813460.1943-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Fri, 26 Jul 2002, Joshua Allen wrote:

> The *web* is about accessing resources.  The *semantic* web is about
> *describing* resources, even those which cannot be accessed.  Describing
> does not and should not require accessing.

EARL and Annotea are used to describe resources that must be accessed
for the metadata to be meaningful.  That is clearly not obvious to
everyone, as evidenced by Annotea's use of "Xpointers", which are
in practice underspecified.

> If you are making RDF depend on GET at all, I perceive a serious
> misunderstanding.

Oh dear.

Nick Kew
Received on Friday, 26 July 2002 13:20:13 UTC

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