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

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:06:18 -0500
Cc: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Message-Id: <20010625150617.KRAN25774.femail18.sdc1.sfba.home.com@localhost>
On Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 11:25  PM, pat hayes wrote:

>>> I don't agree that anonymous nodes should be part of the abstract
>>> syntax, and would suggest to consider this issue when cleaning up the
>>> model.
>> I tend to agree with this position. However, I would take it 
>> one step further -- I believe that these "uniquely generated 
>> resources" should have consistent, repeatably generated URIs. 
>> That is, all parsers should assign the same genid to the same 
>> resource.
> Can you say why you want this?

Sorry for the confusion, I'm having trouble expressing the last 
sentence. How about:

"That is, all parsers should assign the same genids to the same 
anonymous resources in the same document."

Or better, that all parsers generate the same triples for each 
document. This does a number of things:

  - It gets the notion of anonymous resource out of the abstract syntax
  - It makes parsers interchangeable
  - It allows triples to be compared with a simple sort/diff

[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
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