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Re: other rdf:nodeID name thoughts

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:31:13 +0000
To: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20942.1043170273@hoth.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

>>>Garret Wilson said:
> 
> I'm thinking of specifications built on top of RDF that may try to hide 
> technical details of RDF from the user. rdf:about and rdf:reference did 
> that somewhat by talking about relationships between *resources*, but 
> the name "rdf:nodeID" presupposes a knowledge of some graphical 
> representation of RDF---relationships between nodes in a graph.
> 
> Has anyone proposed other names for rdf:nodeID just to be user-friendly, 
> such as one of the following?

We considered other names but I don't know if they were ever recorded

> rdf:localID
> rdf:internalID
> rdf:tempID
> 
> The only one I really like is rdf:localID. The rest don't seem to work, 
> but then rdf:nodeID doesn't seem quite right, either.

I'm not sure I really see a compelling reason to change from
rdf:nodeID.  The only one not here that I can think of is
rdf:resourceID - compare to rdf:resource.  It probably would also
suffer from confusion from the similarity.

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2003 12:33:08 GMT

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