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RDF-ISSUE-26 (Deprecate rdf:ID on nodes): Should we deprecate rdf:ID on RDF/XML node elements? (use rdf:about instead) [Cleanup tasks]

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Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 22:10:12 +0000
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RDF-ISSUE-26 (Deprecate rdf:ID on nodes): Should we deprecate rdf:ID on RDF/XML node elements? (use rdf:about instead) [Cleanup tasks]

http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/26

Raised by: Sandro Hawke
On product: Cleanup tasks


The RDF 1999 and 2004 Recommendations for RDF/XML include two mechanisms for specifying the subject of a triple, rdf:about and rdf:ID.    They have overlapping functionality: any occurances of rdf:ID can replaced with rdf:about, if a "#" is prepended to the value.   

(Are there exceptions to that rule?)

Many experts advise using only rdf:about, avoiding rdf:ID.  Should
the WG align with this advice and say rdf:ID is only to be used for
backward compatibility?  (That is, RDF/XML parsers must continue to
support it.)

Note that this issue is only about rdf:ID on node elements; when used
on property elements in RDF/XML it is part of the reificiation
mechanism, which is part of ISSUE-25.
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