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Re: "On the Web" vs "On the Semantic Web" (was Re: resources and URIs)

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 10:25:09 -0700
Message-ID: <3F16DBF5.5040902@textuality.com>
To: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>
Cc: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>, Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>, pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, www-tag@w3.org, Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>

Michael Mealling wrote:

> In my 'layered' view, the SW is a layer above the web, and as such a SW
> 'resource' contains at its heart, a Web resource. You _could_ think of
> it this way: it's the same object with multiple interfaces, the
> Uri-Resource view found in 2396 being the equivalent of an IUnknown
> interface (just without the ability to query for  the other
> interfaces)'. As you go up the layers you end up with more available
> interfaces to pick from....

I have a lot of sympathy with this world-view.  Is there anyone who 
really doesn't like it?

Cheers, Tim Bray
         (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)
Received on Thursday, 17 July 2003 13:25:10 UTC

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