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InverseFunctional properties are the new URI?

From: Phil Dawes <pdawes@users.sf.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 17:52:01 +0000
Message-ID: <16649.14657.404985.400660@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Hi All,

I've noticed that some RDF specs (including FOAF and DOAP) use
inverseFunctional properties instead of URIs to identify instance
resources. 

I can see an instant benefit in doing this - end users don't need to
worry about the problems of minting URIs, maintaining them etc..

Is this the way RDF is going - URIs for the schema, BNodes with
InverseFunctional properties for the instancedata?
What are the consequences?

Cheers,

Phil
Received on Thursday, 29 July 2004 15:32:53 UTC

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