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Re: A triple is not unique.

From: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 10:57:44 -0800
Message-ID: <3A1AC5A8.271ED391@db.stanford.edu>
To: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: RDF-IG <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Dan Brickley wrote:
> ...
> How would you propose to police that? rdf:Statements will be manifested
> in thousands of RDF documents scattered around the Web. Does a statement
> gets its ID from the first (?!?) person to write it down in XML?

That's my interpretation:

- every statement has a unique ID generated using a Skolem function
reify(s, p, o).
- the reification mechanism described in the specification (or any other
we come up with) is syntactic;
  the parser will substitute the value of reify(s, p, o) for the
identifier used in the serialization.

A triple is unique.

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