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

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 14:05:22 -0500
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE022DC5C4@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'Michael Mealling'" <michael@neonym.net>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

You make it harder than it has to be.

A URI is a name.  It always names a thing. 
There is only ONE kind of URI and its definition 
is syntactic (provable properties).

An operation can consume a name and 
do something meaningful; meaning is always dependent 
on the system of which that operation is a 
functional member.  That's all. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Mealling [mailto:michael@neonym.net]

Sandro says:

> As I imagine the Semantic Web, we're likely to have two kinds of URIs:
> those which identify servers (via ResponsePoints, mostly something
> like an information-providing server or query-answering service, of
> which a normal web server offering RDF/XML files is a simple instance)
> and those which identify other things.  The "other things" URIs will
> often be strongly associated with the URI of an information-providing
> server, so that you can easily find out more information about those
> things.  
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