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Re: many-to-many


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Jonathan Borden wrote,
> John Cowan wrote:
> > Simon St.Laurent scripsit:
> > > I give up at this point.  The SW people are welcome to write
> > > whatever they want, and I'll stop pretending that it affects me. 
> > > The REST people have taught me a lot about the value of lots of
> > > nouns and few verbs, but at this point I find their definitions
> > > too constraining.  Can I have some adjectives, please?  I don't
> > > just want a pony, I want a red pony. I might even want the red
> > > pony.
> >
> > Fine, but if you are not careful you will wind up with _The Red
> > Pony_, an excellent work of fiction by John Steinbeck.  This has
> > the advantage that it will not crap under your Christmas tree.
>
> Bingo! If you understand what John wrote, you understand the
> _primary_ motivation of the Semantic Web - you don't want something
> that is merely labelled _The Red Pony_ rather you want a specific red
> pony having specific characteristics (eats hay, has four legs, gentle
> disposition etc.)

And you also understand why REST is so unhelpful to the Semantic Web. 
All it gives you are abstract characterless entities with labels.

Cheers,


Miles

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