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Re: Decentralized RDF Distribution

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 12:31:26 -0500
To: Bill de hOra <bill@dehora.fsnet.co.uk>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B6B6C29E.22F45%aswartz@upclink.com>
Bill de hOra <bill@dehora.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:

> Not true. Any insert can have side effects on any application that is itself
> performing inserts based on its chain of reasoning (such as a forward chainer
> in a rules base, or a relational db trigger mechanism that in turn causes an
> update to the db). It might be "solved" if you have a truth maintenance system
> in place to keep track of things.

For our simplified testbed, we can just assume that an application will not
be doing inserts based on reasoning.

> I agree with Seth. Modification is an atomic unit of work consisting of a
> retract followed by an assert.

OK, I've updated the site.

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