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Re: Well Behaved RDF - Taming Blank Nodes, etc.

From: glenn mcdonald <glenn@furia.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:16:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAHNbrUtxE9B57hgS-bq=c_ANdmRqTtCks3nj6NjkMiibmtrrEw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>wrote:

> If you use a UUID you could accidentally make a UUID that someone else has
> already used.
> Since you are making a claim to a global name, you have this kind of risk
> that comes with
> it. Writing [] does not have this type of risk.
>
> UUIDs are especially problematic. You can create a UUID, but how do you
> prove that you
> created the UUID, and that your definition has priority over someone
> else's?
> If there is a clash between statements about a UUID who is right? [...
> etc.]
>

But if you can't answer these questions, you can't make IDs at all, and
you're going to have problems publishing anything but direct assertions
about other people's nodes using other people's predicates. And blank nodes.
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:17:30 UTC

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