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Portability of data Re: Upcoming wave of quads

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 08:00:18 -0400 (EDT)
To: Andrew Newman <andrew@tucanatech.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0409100758410.26107@homer.w3.org>

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Andrew Newman wrote:

>The main problem we've had with named graphs is that it can be a pain on
>a machine that has multiple names or names that change over time.  If I
>create a models based on machine names called "http://192.168.10.1/foo"
>and then move to another network and suddenly it's
>"http://10.0.0.42/foo" then all my existing queries stop working.  I now
>prefer URNs for models not URIs and add a level of indirection between
>them (I think this has been mentioned before).

That just feels like a bug - at least at the usability level. Surely it is
sensible to change machines and be able to use the same data (at least as a
possiblity and I would have thought even as a default) including queries?

chaals
Received on Friday, 10 September 2004 12:00:18 GMT

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