Re: [ALL] RDF/A Primer Version

Slightly off-topic,
on indirect identification ...

a well-deployed version of indirect identification (not using URIs) is 
dc:creator (and also many similar systems).

dc:creator is normally used with a text string being the name of the 
creator. This indirectness of what is actually interesting (the person 
who is the creator, rather than their name) is conveyed by the 
definition of dc:creator.

There are of course some difficulties with ambiguity, but not enough to 
justify the amount of effort and lifelessness in giving every person a 
truly unique id, rather than the name that there parents gave them.

It is important to not give too much ground to the ambiguity police. We 
live and breathe ambiguity.


Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2006 12:30:02 UTC