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Re: [Fwd: Re: InfoWorld: OASIS seeks URI scheme that accommodates XML, Web serv ices]

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 21:27:11 -0500
To: Duane Nickull <duane@xmlglobal.com>
Cc: "www-ws-arch@w3.org" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20030112212711.B16219@www.markbaker.ca>

Hi Duane,

On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 11:59:28AM -0800, Duane Nickull wrote:
> IN ebXML, a lot of work has been done in the area of semantics.  IN 
> particular, ebXML has devised a list of business element meta-data 
> called "core components".  These are things like "Telephone Number" or 
> "Invoice Sub Total" etc.  Because many disparate vocabularies exist 
> today and all use their own element names for these items, the business 
> requirements of ebXML users was to be able to positively identify that 
> element "x" in one vocabulary was equivalent to element "y" in another 
> vocabulary. (within certain contexts - heirarchal and other).  The way 
> we decided to do this was to use a Globaly Unique Identifier.  Many 
> different ideas were submitted for what these GUID's should be but most 
> favored some sort of URI based scheme.

Could you give an example of how it might be used?  Would it be
something like this?

<ns1:x guid="urn:foo:8228d4928d4283d4892"/>
<ns2:y guid="urn:foo:8228d4928d4283d4892"/>

FWIW, in RDF-land, you might see something like this (an N-triple,
subject/predicate/object);

<ns1:x> daml:equivalentTo <ns2:y>

Also FWIW, an Internet Draft that Dan Connolly and I wrote may be
relevant here.  It references some of the DDDS work (which I assume you
were talking about), though in order to disagree with its premise;

http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-connolly-w3c-accessible-registries-00.txt

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