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RDF Issue rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 14:09:59 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20011220140246.02eb66a8@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: pachampi@caramail.com
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Pierre-Antoine,
In

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2000Oct/0024.html

you raised an issue which was captured in

   http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about

as

[[[
what is the difference between writing <Description ID="bar"> and 
<Description about="#bar">? Why is ID needed?

]]]

As recorded in

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2001Dec/0108.html

the RDFCore WG resolved:

   The new syntax WD resolves this issue.

(The new WD can be found at:

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20011218

I would summarize that the WG decided that rdf:ID="foo" is a synonym for 
rdf:about="#foo".  There are some differences between the characters 
allowed in an rdf:ID attribute value and those allowed in an rdf:about 
attribute value that require some tidying up.

Please could you respond to this message, copying www-rdf-comments@w3.org 
indicating whether this is an acceptable resolution of this issue.

Brian McBride
RDFCore co-chair
Received on Thursday, 20 December 2001 09:56:27 GMT

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