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Re: Followup 2: The Heart of RDF Darkness

From: Gabe Beged-Dov <begeddov@jfinity.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 14:27:26 -0800
Message-ID: <386D2DCE.DFEC15E5@jfinity.com>
To: Eric Hellman <eric@openly.com>
CC: Jeff Sussna <jeff.sussna@quokka.com>, "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Eric Hellman wrote:

> Another way to look at this is to asK if you have
> >   <playsFor rdf:ID="44" rdf:resource="Pirates"/>
> then what does the ID identify? the statement, or the resource? I
> agree it would be convenient to have a separate ID for the
> reification, but perhaps that's nasty.

My understanding of the spec is that the ID is for the
reification. 
 
> Presented with a similar problem to Jeff Sussna's, we explicitly made
> an intermediate object.

This seems to be a recurring ER modeling issue. When do
you make a relationship into an entity as opposed to
adding attributes to the relationship.

Cordially from Corvallis,

Gabe Beged-Dov
http://www.jfinity.com/gabe
Received on Friday, 31 December 1999 17:42:47 GMT

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