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RE: Issue rdfms-abouteach

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 15:31:51 -0000
To: "Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JAEBJCLMIFLKLOJGMELDGEHGCCAA.jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

> Issue http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-abouteach
> Summary: I propose to remove rdf:aboutEach from the RDF/XML language.


I have a certain personal investment in not doing so :), having the only
streaming mode parser that implements aboutEach correctly (tempting fate).
But Dave's arguments hang together. I am hoping somebody from the document
author side will make a good case for retaining it; personally, I can't.

What I believe the previous WG were trying to do was to allow provenance
information to be included in RDF, using pairs of rdf:bagID and
rdf:aboutEach. I think this failed.
Probably we should be having experiments, outside of a standard RDF, in how
best to handle provenance. I suspect a more document centric and less
resource centric approach would be better.

     "For very large files (more than 100 Megabyte?), the way ARP
       handles rdf:aboutEach may exhaust memory. I have the design of
       a fix, but it is not high on my ToDo list. e-mail me if you
       wish to move it up."
    -- Jeremy, http://www.hpl.hp.co.uk/people/jjc/arp/issues.html

No-one has taken me up on this!

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