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Re: Again: Anonymous Resources

From: Stefan Kokkelink <skokkeli@mathematik.uni-osnabrueck.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 17:05:04 +0100
Message-ID: <3AA7ADB0.CBD43985@mathematik.uni-osnabrueck.de>
To: Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>
CC: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>, RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Lee Jonas wrote:
...
> What would the rdf:anonymous_ID actually accomplish over rdf:ID?  If you
> give a name to something it is no longer nameless.

The interpretation is different.
An RDF parser should be allowed to *change* the name
by a one to one mapping in the first case. Of course it should not
be allowed to do this with URI's given by rdf:IDs.

For example the following 'RDF' would be
equivalent

<rdfs:Class rdf:ID="MyClass"> 
  <dc:creator>
    <rdf:Description rdf:anonymous_ID="1">
       <name>Stefan</name>
    </rdf:Description>
  </dc:creator>
</rdfs:Class>

<rdfs:Class rdf:ID="MyClass"> 
  <dc:creator>
    <rdf:Description rdf:anonymous_ID="2">
       <name>Stefan</name>
    </rdf:Description>
  </dc:creator>
</rdfs:Class>

since there is an obvious bijection ;-).


Greetings,
Stefan
Received on Thursday, 8 March 2001 11:05:32 GMT

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