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RE: bNodes as graph identifiers (ISSUE-131)

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:17:17 +0200
To: "'Steve Harris'" <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Cc: <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00de01ce6043$87469bf0$95d3d3d0$@lanthaler@gmx.net>
On Monday, June 03, 2013 11:40 AM, Steve Harris wrote:
> On 2013-05-31, at 17:00, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> > How can software running in a browser or an email client create a
> proper dataset?
> >
> > It wants to say:
> >
> > { :s1 :p1 :g }
> > :g { :s2 :p2 :o2 }
> >
> > where the s, p, and o terms are well-known URIs.    What can it use
> for :g if it's NOT communicating in some application-specific way with
> a Web Server?
> 
> One of is under a serious misapprehension about the capabilities of a
> 2013-era web client.
> 
> Why should it be harder to mint a unique identifier when creating a
> document, then it is when parsing it? Client consume as well as create
> data.

Because when creating a document you need to mint a *globally valid* unique
identifier whereas when you parse it you just have to deal with *locally
valid* unique identifiers.

Globally valid also means that other systems may start to use that
identifier whereas with a just locally valid identifier that becomes
impossible (which is a desired feature in this case).


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Markus Lanthaler
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Received on Monday, 3 June 2013 10:17:51 UTC

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