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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