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Re: blank nodes as graph labels

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:12:14 +0100
Message-ID: <4F9E495E.2010009@epimorphics.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 29/04/12 02:14, Pat Hayes wrote:
> On Apr 27, 2012, at 2:18 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> Sure, after we understand the proposal, and people have a chance
>> to understand the pros and cons.   In particular: if you're
>> strictly followintg the Linked Data princples, it's not clear to me
>> how you refer to an RDF Graph in a dataset, unless you use a blank
>> node.  Do you want to tell people to use 303-see-other URIs for
>> that?  That seems like an awful lot (a prohibitive amount) of work
>> for publishers.
> Well, suppose we took the following line.
> 1. RDF graphs are a pure theoretical abstraction. The actual data
> structures or documents that encode them - graph containers - are
> what get named.
> 2. Graph containers are information resources which can be referred
> to by an HTML IRI without indirection.
> 3. Some graph containers are fixed, read-only, cannot be changed.
> These are used to hold graphs which are considered to be archival and
> not to be changed, so one can informally identify such a container
> with the graph it contains. Call them rigid containers.
> 4. a named graph is actually a named rigid graph container.

This web-centric view is what (to my recollection) DanC was arguing for
in DAWG.

("web-centric" because it emphasised documents and places to get them)


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