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Resolution for rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 22:46:39 -0500
To: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20010628034640.SZIL5511.femail19.sdc1.sfba.home.com@localhost>
I have put together a proposed resolution for 
rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about in hopes that we may 
resolve the issue in this weeks telecon.

** Resolution

Use of rdf:ID is equivalent to use of the equivalent rdf:about 
attribute, obtained by prefixing the # character and 
URI-encoding non-ASCII characters.

The following phrase and other similar text is removed from M&S 
specification as an error:

	The ID attribute signals the creation of a new resource

This decision is based on section 6 of the specification which states:

	The ID attribute, if specified, provides the URI fragment 
identifier for c.

along with a large body of implementation experience.

** Test Cases

The text of the resolution, along with a set of test cases are 
available at:

http://www.blogspace.com/rdf/rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about/

Comments are greatly appreciated,
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