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Re: HTTP Range 14

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:01:42 -0500
Message-ID: <4F53E646.7010203@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 3/4/12 3:36 PM, Christopher Gutteridge wrote:
> I doubted I was the first to suggest something like it. A quick look 
> at tdb: and yes, it's pretty much exactly the same idea I was suggesting.
>
> Having tried to explain RDF to many programmers at hack days etc. 
> having URIs for real-world things start with http: is a hurdle to them 
> understanding what's going on.

But it isn't about URIs for real-world things. It's about URIs for 
description subjects. The issue of real-world things as focal point is 
part of the problem. This is all about describing anything, rather than 
a specific category (or kind) of thing. I can describe a Web Page if I 
choose, that doesn't alter the fundamental issue at hand.

A URI can identify a Document.
A URI can identify a Document Location. This is also a URL, a subclass 
or kind of URI.
A URI can identify a document Subject.
Anything can be a Document Subject.

RDF is just about how you represent the description of a subject via a 
document.

Ironically, most developers actually understand all of this (and 
more..). What they don't actually understand is the language used in W3C 
specs.

Kingsley
>
> Thanks Graham.
>
>
> On 04/03/2012 18:58, Graham Klyne wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>>
>> Your infra: looks a bit like tdb: [1].  I believe Larry's currently 
>> aiming for "experimental" publication so folks can reasonably try it 
>> out on the open web.
>>
>> #g
>> -- 
>>
>> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-masinter-dated-uri-10
>>
>>
>> On 04/03/2012 17:37, Christopher Gutteridge wrote:
>>>
>>> I've started sketching some ideas I've been thinking about for some 
>>> time into a
>>> blog post;
>>> http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/webteam/2012/03/01/firing-range-14/
>>>
>>> I can turn it into something more formal if there's any positive 
>>> feedback.
>>>
>>
>


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