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Re: Closing rdfms-difference-between-ID-and-about (was: RDFCore WG minutes for the telecon 2001-10-12)

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 16:06:20 -0500
Cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <A5DE8F8A-C279-11D5-86BB-003065D5CE46@upclink.com>
On Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at 03:21  PM, Brian McBride wrote:

> First: Dave is trying to get a new Syntax WD out by Friday.  
> Does that document address this issue.  If it does, lets wait 
> for that and review the WD text.

Ahh, I'd not been following recent syntax threads too carefully. 
Indeed the document[1] reads:


What is the difference between using and ID attribute to 
'create' a new resource and an about attribute to refer to it?

Action: rdf:ID="attr" is an abbreviation for rdf:about="#attr" 
and the handling of rdf:ID has been[will be] updated to show 

Which is the jist of my proposal.

> When we come to a decision on an issue, how about we agree test 
> cases and general statement of  intent, and action the document 
> editor to update the spec to reflect the test cases and 
> intent.  Once we have the spec wording, we can check that text 
> for precision and accuracy.

That was my hope with this.

> So in this case, Aaron would be proposing to action Dave to 
> reflect the test cases and [...] in the specification.  When 
> that's done will review, and formally close the issue with a 
> resolution of the form "This is addressed in ..."

Do you think the text above (currently in the editor's working 
draft[1]) is enough to qualify for closing the issue?

> Any objections to giving this a try.

I don't see a need to keep the issue open after we've agreed on 
the generally worded proposal. After that I think it's more of a 
specific comment on the draft, rather than a discussion of hte 
issue itself.

[1] http://ilrt.org/discovery/2001/07/rdf-syntax-grammar/ 
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