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   RE: [xml-dev] Can RDDL and RDF coexist?

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Actually I think this a good thing.
It means my application can process my RDF correctly even if I am not
connected to the rest of the planet.

Nigel W.O Hutchison
Chief Scientist, W3C AC Representative
Software AG
Uhlandstr 12,  D-64297 Darmstadt, Germany
Tel +49 6151 92 1207

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 5:09 PM
> To: 'Hutchison, Nigel'; 'Roger L. Costello'
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Can RDDL and RDF coexist?
> Are they in the semiotic sense, arbitrary signs (chosen 
> by convention, and not inherently meaningful)?  
> The problem of namespace dereferencing is to make a sign inherently 
> meaningful.  Otherwise, they are simply systemic and 
> can be replaced by any other sign system that provides an 
> isomorphic functionality (ie, are keys or indexes).
> len
> From: Hutchison, Nigel [mailto:Nigel.Hutchison@softwareag.com]
>  Further, the RDF Syntax spec requires that the
> properties namespace must not only be a label, but, in fact, must be a
> valid URL to an RDF Schema document (which defines what the property
> means, thus enabling dynamic understanding of a property).  That's my
> understanding.  Is it an incorrect understanding? 
> Yes it is incorrect.
> One of the odd things about RDF is though it is full of URIs, 
> RDF processing
> doesn't involve  URI dereferencing. URIs are used like keys.


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