RDF and Resources

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Jun 7 18:18:19 BST 1999

Paul Prescod wrote:

> According to RFC 2396, a resource is something addressable by a URI
> (without fragment identifier) -- a complete HTML or XML document, not a
> part of it.

Technically you are correct: there is a discrepancy here between
resources accessible by URIs simpliciter, and those accessible by
URI references (possibly including anchors).

> Also, I find it interesting to note that RDF does not seem to be able to
> attach metadata to components of things that are not XML: frames of a
> video, records in a database, paragraphs in a Word document and so forth.
> We need the ability to do so.

This is not an RDF problem; it reflects the fact that nobody has
defined the meaning of fragment ids for those media types.
Go thou forth and define.

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