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From: Thomas Enzi <Thomas.Enzi@wu-wien.ac.at>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 14:52:42 +0200
Message-Id: <200107051233.OAA650704@isis.wu-wien.ac.at>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Cc: Bernd.Simon@wu-wien.ac.at
Dear members of the working group,

regarding to one of the points that are "under discussion" I wanted to
comment that from my point of view there is a need of differentiating
between rdf:ID and rdf:about as Aaron's Proposal 2.

Within the project that I am into I have explicitly used rdf:ID to specify that
the description of a resource has got this ID. In contrast to rdf:ID in my opinion
rdf:about only specifies that the following description describes the resource identified
thereby but does not tell that now the description itself has got this ID.
(I think that when I use rdf:about with an ID (e.g. a urn) somewhere else has to be defined that the
resource that I describe is identified by this ID)
Please let me know if my point of view is wrong!

see our RDF:XML Examples at http://nm.wu-wien.ac.at/universal/metadata

best Regards

Thomas Enzi  thomas.enzi@wu-wien.ac.at
UNIVERSAL, European IST-Project
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration,
Department of  Information Systems - New Media Working Group

>UNDER DISCUSSION: rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

>The Working Group is considering two proposals:

>Proposal 1: http://www.w3.org/2000/10/rdf-
>Effectively make rdf:ID and rdf:about equivalent.

>Proposal 2: No writeup available yet
>Generate rdfs:isDefinedBy triples when rdf:ID is used.

>If you have an opinion on this issue, please let us know:
>       www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Thomas Enzi                             Thomas.Enzi@wu-wien.ac.at
Research Assistant, UNIVERSAL Project
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Augasse 2-6, A-1090 Vienna, Austria  
Tel: (+43-1) 31 336 x4417
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