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Re: log:forSome (Was: Model-specific identity for anon resources, and its representation: A new issue?

From: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 14:10:31 -0700
Message-ID: <3B3262C7.457FB125@db.stanford.edu>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
CC: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
pat hayes wrote:
[...]
> The RDF distinction between anonymous nodes and named nodes is
> logically invisible, as far as I can see. All nodes have an identity,
> so giving one of them a URI doesnt really change anything about it or
> what it means. All nodes could be non-anonymous and nothing would
> change in the meanings of any RDF. Anonymity seems to be a kind of
> syntactic sweetener which works by removing some bitterness rather
> than by adding sugar.
> 
> Pat Hayes

I completely agree with Pat.

Sergey
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2001 16:44:16 EDT

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