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

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 10:18:55 +0100 (BST)
To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
cc: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0106291018370.19796-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Aaron Swartz wrote:

> On Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 12:58  PM, Brian McBride wrote:
>
> > I just realised that rdf:ID can be used in situations where it is
> > not equivalent to an rdf:about.  Here is a suggested
> > alternative wording
> > of your resolution - feel free to improve suggest an another of your
> > own:
> >
> >   Where an rdf:ID attribute or an rdf:about attribute may be used to
> >   identify a resource,  rdf:ID="xxx" is equivalent to rdf:about="#xxx".
> >   If the value of the rdf:ID attribute contains characters that are
> >   not legal in a URI, the usual escaping mechanism referred to in the
> >   Model and Syntax Recommendation is used to represent them in the
> >   equivalent rdf:about attribute.
>
> Ahh, good point. Brian and Jan, is the wording:
>
> 	Usage of an rdf:ID attribute to identify the subject of a
> description, is equivalent to
> 	usage of an rdf:about attribute with the same content,
> except prefixed by a '#' character
> 	and URI encoded.
>
> acceptable to both of you?

Fine by me, and I apologise for my earlier nit-picking.

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