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Re: Again: Anonymous Resources

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 16:57:19 -0600
To: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>, Lee Jonas <lee.jonas@cakehouse.co.uk>, "'Stefan Kokkelink'" <skokkeli@mathematik.uni-osnabrueck.de>, RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B6D15EEF.24C94%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net> wrote:

> I don't understand the use of giving IDs to anonomous nodes for use external
> to a single communication .. we'll just have more cyber jibberish floating
> around.  If you want to add information to an anomous node, just say what
> qualifies it again... example:

Because XML is a tree and RDF is a graph and you need some sort of
identifier to connect the graph... i.e.:

<#Aaron> a wn:Person;
  :name "Aaron Swartz";
  foaf:mbox <mailto:me@aaronsw.com>.

Now I can say:

    <http://purl.org/rss/1.0/> dc:contributor <#Aaron> .

Now you could flip it around and make the RSS spec as the anonymous node,
but the anonymity has to stop somewhere. ID provides a useful way to define
terms for "internal use" -- I don't see why we can't use it.

For a real-life example, see:


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