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Re: RDF/XML shorthand for RDF reification

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:43:00 +0100
Message-Id: <A82BE0F7-C89F-454F-BA5C-5A0285391E40@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, public-owl-wg@w3.org
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>

On 26 Jun 2008, at 14:35, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> Thanks for the example.
> I agree that care would need to be taken. It seems that what needs  
> to be avoided are collisions.

That solves one problem by introducing another. Data URIs might help.

> Allocating unique names is a fairly common practice these days - a  
> combination of mac address, system time in milliseconds , and a  
> reasonably sized random salt should be sufficient to ensure  
> uniqueness.

Uhm...so what happens to my annotations? Imports? If I serialize it  
twice I end up with distinct subjects to my annotations. Or if people  
downstream rely on those names which are "merely" syntactic...bleah!

> What about the other way around - the "same" axiom having multiple  
> differently named reifications - this would seem to be analogous to  
> the current bnode case?

Seems worse.

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