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Re: Skolemization and RDF Semantics

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:48:32 +0200
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, David Wood <dpw@talis.com>, "public-rdf-wg@w3.org" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
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To: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>

On Apr 16, 2011, at 16:46 , Steve Harris wrote:

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> 
> My suspicion is that the only way forward would be some text along the lines of: [with apologies for any abuse of terminology]
> 
> Systems wishing to skolemise bNodes, and expose those skolem constants to external systems (e.g. in query results) SHOULD mint fresh a "fresh" (globally unique) URI for each bNode.
> 
> All systems performing skolemisation SHOULD do so in a way that they can recognise the constants once skolemised, and map back to the source bNodes where possible.
> 
> Systems which want their skolem constants to be identifiable by other systems SHOULD use the .well-known URI prefix.
> 

And we would plug in Sandro's proposal here, right? Both the http: and the tag: versions or only the former? In case of the former we will have to register 'genid'.

I am in favour of this.

Ivan


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