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name of rdf:nodeID attribute

From: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 08:34:26 -0800
Message-ID: <3E219912.4060004@globalmentor.com>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

The addition of rdf:nodeID is handy, especially from the standpoint of 
end users new to RDF who balk at creating universal URI identifiers for 
all their resources.

However, using the name "rdf:nodeID" both for the description of the 
resource and for the reference is inconsistent and confusing. XML has a 
long history of using "ID" and "IDREF" as names of an identified XML 
node and the node that refers to it, respectively. Similarly, RDF uses 
"rdf:about" and "rdf:resource" for the similar concepts based upon 
resource reference URIs.

Can't we make RDF more internally consistent and consistent with XML by 
using "rdf:nodeID" and "rdf:nodeIDRef", respectively?

Received on Sunday, 12 January 2003 13:00:14 UTC

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