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Re: I added some comments to the wiki page for ISSUE-37

From: Roger Menday <roger.menday@uk.fujitsu.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:29:47 +0000
CC: "public-ldp-wg@w3.org" <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D37D3D3D-2438-4E22-AE0D-D9D2165E2549@uk.fujitsu.com>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
>>> 
>>>>> - Can collections contain collections i.e. are collections hierarchical?
>>>>>> (we may decide, no)
>>>> this is a very important point.
>>> I agree.  Let's see what other members of the WG feel about this issue.
>>> For example, suppose for a minute that the content was RDF.  Does a hierarchical
>>> collection structure map gracefully to the RDF model?
>> 
>> An important point indeed!
>> 
>> Hierarchies of containers are necessary in my opinion, but I can't see a good reason not to allow (MAY) a graph structure that would map cleanly to the RDF model.
>> 
>> URIs are hierarchical, and so are file systems, but links work in both systems, making graphs.
>> 
>> Does anyone have a good argument against containers within containers (I hope not).
> 
> I'll go further - I don't think it is possible to ban them.
> 
> A link in a container is a link - it can be a link to anything 
> (including outside of this LDP platform, or outside of any LDP 
> platform).  So it can be a link to a container.
> 

I see a difference between 'container contained by container' and 'container linked to container' (both should be supported in LDP) ... If a client links a container to another container it is just linkage, and not necessarily containment. Containment is something directed/decided by the server, often through creation.

Roger

> 	Andy
> 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> Ashok
>>> 
>> 
> 

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