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[Fwd: rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about]

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 17:19:09 +0100
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Brian


Thomas Enzi wrote:
> 
> Dear members of the working group,
> 
> regarding to one of the points that are "under discussion" I wanted to
> comment that from my point of view there is a need of differentiating
> between rdf:ID and rdf:about as Aaron's Proposal 2.
> 
> Within the project that I am into I have explicitly used rdf:ID to specify that
> the description of a resource has got this ID. In contrast to rdf:ID in my opinion
> rdf:about only specifies that the following description describes the resource identified
> thereby but does not tell that now the description itself has got this ID.
> (I think that when I use rdf:about with an ID (e.g. a urn) somewhere else has to be defined that the
> resource that I describe is identified by this ID)
> Please let me know if my point of view is wrong!
> 
> see our RDF:XML Examples at http://nm.wu-wien.ac.at/universal/metadata
> 
> best Regards
> 
> Thomas Enzi  thomas.enzi@wu-wien.ac.at
> UNIVERSAL, European IST-Project
> Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration,
> Department of  Information Systems - New Media Working Group
> 
> >UNDER DISCUSSION: rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about
> 
> >The Working Group is considering two proposals:
> 
> >Proposal 1: http://www.w3.org/2000/10/rdf-
> >tests/rdfcore/rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about/
> >Effectively make rdf:ID and rdf:about equivalent.
> 
> >Proposal 2: No writeup available yet
> >Generate rdfs:isDefinedBy triples when rdf:ID is used.
> 
> >If you have an opinion on this issue, please let us know:
> >       www-rdf-comments@w3.org
> 
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