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Re: working around the identity crisis

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 13:47:37 -0500
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041116184737.GA18719@homer.w3.org>

* Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> [2004-11-16 16:58-0000]
> 
> 
> > The technical problem is that using frag ids raises issues when you
> > have a large set of terms and then try to efficiently GET a term's URI
> > in order to receive a description (or if you would like to 
> > provide term
> > descriptions at a term's URI).
> 
> Just to say that, as Dave Reynolds pointed out a little while ago on
> public-esw-thes list, this is not necessarily true, as you can do things
> like
> 
>    http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water#concept
>     http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/ice#concept
> or
>     http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/water#Water
>     http://my.org/knowlegebase/chemistry/ice#Ice
> 
> ... see his posting at 
> 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2004Sep/0016.html
> 
> Not that I'm expressing any sort of opinion on whether hash or slash is best
> ;)

Yep, Dan C has pointed this out to me too. I still believe it is
undeployably ugly in RDF's XML syntax though. For wordnet it would mean 
a separate xmlns declartion for each term used...

Dan
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