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

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 00:32:41 +0100
To: melnik@db.stanford.edu
Cc: phayes@ai.uwf.edu, bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <OFD044F336.F29CBE24-ON41256A72.007F5148@bayer-ag.com>

>> 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.

I also agree with what Pat says here, especially with the point that
anonymity can remove the bitterness of giving a name to something
but instead use resource description formulae

Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
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