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

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:53:37 +0300
Message-ID: <009301c34d1a$e0c10360$ce0ea20a@NOE.Nokia.com>
To: "ext Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: "Bullard, Claude L \(Len\)" <clbullar@ingr.com>, "'Michael Mealling'" <michael@neonym.net>, <www-tag@w3.org>

> > There are many useful categories of URIs, just as there are many
> > useful categories of almost anything.
> 
> Yes, and one of the reasons we need the SW is we don't have a good way 
> to talk about them.  At the level of the basic Web Architecture, there 
> is only one kind of URI.

I don't think this is the right way to approach
this. RDF recognizes no classes of URIs. And need
not.

What we have are classes of resources. And yes, we
need standardized, fundamental ontologies to reflect
key classes of resources relevant to the Web and
Semantic Web architectures, and which also relates
those two architectures.

Hence my proposed strawman as a (surely imperfect and
insufficient) starting point towards that end.

URI schemes should relate to HOW one interacts with
the resources denoted, not reflect any inherent
properties of the resources denoted.

Cheers,

Patrick

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Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
patrick.stickler@nokia.com
Received on Friday, 18 July 2003 06:53:58 UTC

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