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Re: A triple is not unique.

From: Graham Klyne <GK@Dial.pipex.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 14:21:18 +0000
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To: Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN <champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Cc: ML RDF-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3c.org>
At 10:25 AM 11/21/00 +0100, Pierre-Antoine CHAMPIN wrote:
>"McBride, Brian" wrote:
> > So I see two options.  A resource can have multuple URI's in which
> > case the ability to assign multiple URI's to the same reified
> > statement is no problem.
> >
> > Option 2, resources can have only 1 URI, in which case there can be
> > multiple resources which model an RDF statement, but they are all
> > equivalent, as in DAML equivalentTo.
>I vote for option 2, definitely.
>Statements (nor trees, nor HTML pages) are not resources :
>reosurces are "conceptual mappings", which *denote* some (set of) entity.

I think we could live with either interpretation without any major change 
of world-view, and I am aware of well-informed, reasonable people who take 
each view.  What I do wish would happen is that the W3C community would 
nail down the issue so that it doesn't keep confusing debates such as this.


Graham Klyne
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 2000 11:11:55 UTC

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