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Re: Anonymous resource names -versus- variables

From: Graham Klyne <GK@Dial.pipex.com>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 19:14:32 +0100
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To: guha@guha.com
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>, Jan Wielemaker <jan@swi.psy.uva.nl>, Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
At 11:00 AM 5/4/00 -0700, Guha wrote:
>Yes, Anonymity is not a property of the object, but a property
>of the description of the object. The situation is similar to
>indexicals. I can use "he" to refer to Dan, but that does not mean
>Dan is of type "he" or "indexical".

Until I read that, I was uneasy about Dan's "var:..." proposal.

But introducing a form of labelling that serves the same kind of role as a 
pronoun seems entirely reasonable.

(Part of my previous unease, I think, was regarding that the 'I' in 'URI' 
implied a requirement to convey 'identity'.  But in RDF, I think URI's are 
simply the nouns of the language.)


Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 4 May 2000 15:38:07 UTC

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