[rdfweb-dev] Re: How do we distinguish between a RDF node on the Semantic Web and a WWW page ?

Seth Russell seth at r...
Mon Mar 5 19:49:19 UTC 2001

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From: Aaron Swartz=20

It has always been my belief that the resource is a platonic ideal which is=
merely represented by the bits you get back from the server. In keeping wi=
th this idea, I've felt that if in the bits you explain the resource they r=
epresent, than it can be generally assumed that they represent that resourc=
e. Example:

<q cite=3D"http://logicerror.com/myWeavingTheWeb">
The URI: http://logicerror.com/myWeavingTheWeb identifies Aaron Swartz'=
copy of Weaving the Web. This copy of the book can be identified by the
fact that it has this URI written in the front cover.

Then the question becomes what is the URI for those bits...

Yes, in the case I propose, we have just one "platonic ideal" and one URI. =
Both the web page in question (bits formated in HTML) and the RDF node in =
question (bits expressable in Semenglish) represent the same "platonic idea=
l", so it's not a question of to which platonic ideal we refer, because the=
re is only the one.=20=20

As I mentioned in the (QuickWeb discussion of URI) this is an ontological q=
uestion ... or perhaps it is just my confusion ...

language: Semenglish

Resorce subclassOf Thing.
(a RDF node)=20
subclassOf Resource;
identifiedBy URI#x.
(a Web Page)=20
subclassOf Resource;
identifiedBy URI#x.
URI#x identifies What#y ?
identifiedBy inverseOf identifies.

uri http://robustai.net/People/Person/Seth.html .

(QuickWeb discussion of URI)
url http://infomesh.net/quickweb/?URI .

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