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   RE: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic web mega-permathre

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> > Can we say that if the "about" attribute in an rdf:description
> > resource we can get, see with a viewer (for instance a web browser)
> > process with a gizmo, that we are talking of meta-data. If not, we
> > probably talking about data.
> No, absolutely not!!  This is an understandable error, but please do
> propagate it.  A resource is a resource is a resource.  Doesn't matter
> whether you can get it or not.

BTW, this principle that a resource need not be GETable is not confined
to "semantic web", and is in fact one of the defining features of WWW.

I can link to a page even if that page is not currently available; even
if the author has blocked access from my domain; even if the destination
domain is temporarily or permanently unavailable.  Some links do not
have a presumption of GET at all.


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