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RE: Preferable alternative to 'resource'

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 16:59:08 -0500
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Technical Architecture Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>, Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <1190930348.12486.368.camel@pav>

On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 16:20 -0500, Pat Hayes wrote:
> >We could then have the Uniform Anything Identifier and the Anything
> >Description Framework.
> 
> Uniform Rigid Identifier (since they are supposed 
> to be like proper names, 'attached to' their sole 
> denotations in some way; the philosophical term 
> is 'rigid designator'; 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigid_designator). 
> Just a suggestion to save the acronym.
> 
> And well, yes, RDF has to be what it is, but 
> that's just a matter of history :-)

Actually, the game of keeping the acronym but changing
the elaboration can work there too: Relational
Data Format, or the like.

;-)

actually, only 1/2 ;-)


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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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