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Re: does RDF require understanding all 82 URI schemes?

From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 06:24:07 -0500
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To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Aaron Swartz writes:

 > How so? Could you explain? Here's the scenario I see:
 > 
 > I describe some generic concept, like:
 > 
 > http://aaronsw.com/ideas#trueLove
 > 
 > Bob wants to describe it too, knows your URI, but doesn't want to use it. So
 > in his description he describes:
 > 
 > http://bobiscool.com/mystuff#perfectLove
 > 
 > and says it's equivalent to mine.

There's no problem with you or with Bob, but it doesn't scale to a
third party -- if someone else refers to the same entity as you and
Bob are describing using one of the ids, the processor will have to
retrieve your resource or Bob's to find the equivalence information.
As I (and others) have mentioned, this leads to an exponential
explosion.


All the best,


David

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