There are two versions of fractional Sobolev spaces.

**Definition 1: (Via Gagliardo semi-norm)** Let $1\leq p\leq +\infty$, $0<s<1$ and let $\Omega\subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be an open set. The fractional Sobolev space $W^{s,p}(\Omega)$ is defined to be

$$ W^{s,p}(\Omega) = \left\{ u\in L^p(\Omega) : \frac{|u(x)-u(y)|}{|x-y|^{\frac{n}{p} + s}} \in L^p(\Omega\times\Omega) \right\}$$

equipped with the norm

$$ \|u\|_{W^{s,p}(\Omega)} = \left( \int_\Omega |u|^p \; dx + \int_\Omega\int_\Omega \frac{|u(x)-u(y)|^p}{|x-y|^{n+ sp}} \; dx dy \right)^{1/p}. $$

**Definition 2: (Via Fourier Transform)**
For $s\in\mathbb{R}$, $1<p<\infty$, and $n\geq 1$, define the Sobolev space $H^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ by
$$H^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n}):=\left\{f\in\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R}^{n}) : \|(\langle{\xi}\rangle^{s}\widehat{f})^{\vee}\|_{L^{p}}<\infty\right\},$$
equipped with the norm
$$\|f\|_{H^{s,p}}=\|(\langle{\xi}\rangle^{s}\widehat{f})^{\vee}\|_{L^{p}}$$
where $$\langle{\xi}\rangle^{s} =(1+|\xi|^2)^s$$

From these definitions, I have a couple of questions.

- What are the values of $p\in[1,\infty)$ such that $W^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ and $H^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ coincide?

I have found that this is true for $p=2$, that is $$W^{s,2}(\mathbb{R}^{n})=H^{s,2}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$$

Do we still have equality or one sided inclusion for some $p\neq 2$? If yes, which one? if no, please provide me with some counterexample or reference.

- Next I would like to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of using one of the spaces $W^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ and $H^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$.

I know that the definition $W^{s,p}(\Omega)$ makes sense on any domain, which is not the case for $H^{s,p}(\Omega)$ due to the lack of Fourier transforms.