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RE: summary of 'a triple is not unique' and 'statements/reified' statements

From: McBride, Brian <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 09:37:09 -0000
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To: www-rdf-interest@w3c.org
> topic: Implications of using the statement id
> see: http://ilrt.org/discovery/2000/11/statements/#3.1
> text:  However, when a reified statement is given a URI via 
> the ID attribute then
> this implies that any reified statement with that URI is 
> referring to the same
> stating.
> 
> So is this registering somewhere as a consensus?  Is there 
> any dissent?

Well, not dissent really.  I'd just remind you that this is
not what the spec says, to wit:

  a statement is a triple (s,p,o)

and

  a reified statement represents a statement.

Note - a statement, as defined in m&s, not a stating.

It can be hard to track the arguments through a mail thread,
and be sure that everything has been covered.  Seth, would
you like to summarize the case for making this change.  That
would sure help clarify things.

Brian
Received on Monday, 4 December 2000 04:37:18 GMT

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