Re: Re: new url for java rdfweb
> You seem to have fallen into the common fallacy that the URI itself (and
> thus the publisher of the URI) is the best source of information about the
> URI. This isn't true -- the publisher is only the best source of information
> about what the URI is. Everything else is up in the air. Let me give an
> :WackyWidgets :governmentSafetyRating :Excellent .
> WackyWidgets is not the best source of information for this information.
> Instead, the Government rating department is. WackyWidgets is likely to lie
> about this kind of thing.
I'd agree that for certain types of resources this is a more useful
source of information, particularly books, plumbers, music,
products. But I'd contend that one important distinguishable source of
information about people is they themselves, and that the distinction
between information from this source and others sources (their friends,
enemies) is important to make in the user intereface.
On problem is that rdfweb is capable of being many things - a CV for
example vs a substitute for a search on google. I think the provenance
of the information on RDFweb is a part of the quality of the content
there (this is a lesson from the subject gateways community), and one of
our aims should be to make this meta-meta information available. The
challenge is to program heuristics for presenting this to the users in a
userful and clear manner. Perhaps 'secure' is not an appropraite word