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Re: #rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

From: R.V.Guha <guha@guha.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 18:31:35 -0700
Message-ID: <3B2813F7.177FC01A@guha.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
This whole distinction between ID and about is trouble
waiting to happen.

RDF may be embedded in messages (like SOAP) that might not have
a url of any sort. In this case, the distinction between id and about,
and
the proposal to use "#" which is based on the idea of anchors all lead
to nothing but trouble.

guha

Brian McBride wrote:

> With reference to action:
>
>   AP: 2001-06-08#4: Brian McBride to write up this third proposed
>        interpretation
>
> A third proposal is to regard:
>
>   <rdf:Description rdf:ID="foo"/>
>
> as equivalent to:
>
>   <rdf:Description rdf:about="#foo"/>
>
> Brian
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