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[Bug 8107] I dont think that itemid should be prohibited if there is no itemtype. Several of the use cases would work fine with an id but no type

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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 06:33:25 +0000
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--- Comment #4 from John Giannandrea <jg@metaweb.com>  2009-10-28 06:33:25 ---
There is no argument that if the itemtype is defined then the itemid is
interpreted in that scope.

My point is that if there is no itemtype then itemid can still be meaningful.

Search engines, like google, can make sense of these "strong identifiers" even
if they are in multiple domains or ranges.

Another way of saying this is that there is an implicit vocabulary of "topics"
or "concepts" that sites like wikipedia, dbpedia and freebase expose as URIs. 
perhaps 1/3 of these topics have no known type.

The reason Im filing the bug is that "we dont know" what people will do and
proscribing that one should never use an itemid without an itemtype seems to
have no rationale.

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