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Re: rdfms-not-id-and-resource-attr

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 22:19:25 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020109221520.00a895f0@joy.songbird.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 09:50 PM 1/9/02 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:
>>  - My proposed resolution is very simple, and hence makes reification
>>significantly more usable, and less of a barrier to RDF take-up.
>
>That is over egging things a bit.  Do you really think the problems with 
>reification lie in this obscure bit of syntax?

I tend to agree with Jeremy here.  I think that being able to use the 
rdf:ID= syntax consistently to identify the subject of the reification 
quad, and to imply the presence of the quad statements in the graph, would 
make reification much more comfortable to use.

Much criticism of reification has been about the triple-bloat.  I expect 
that implementations can optimize the internal storage of triples to 
overcome this;  Jeremy's proposal makes a similar optimization available in 
the XML-serialized form.

#g


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