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Re: RDF abstract model document - treatment of graphs

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 10:28:25 +0300
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B9755549.19984%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

On 2002-08-06 6:35, "ext pat hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu> wrote:

>> Something we forgot to raise in the telecon was the slightly
>> different treatment of graph nodes and labels between this document
>> and the current MT document.
>> In Pat's document, URIs *are* the nodes;  Jeremy's treatment is that
>> the URIs label the nodes.
> If someone else is willing to write up an exact RDF syntax, I am
> willing to go along with whatever they produce. If literals are tidy
> there is no actual need to distinguish nodes from their labels, but
> if people feel that it is clearer or more intuitive to do so I have
> no objection. BUt we do need to get it fixed one way or the other.
> Once this is decided I can rewrite the semantics to suit (its just a
> matter of changing the wording here and there.)
> Pat

I have myself found it more intuitive to think about nodes that
have labels, particularly when implementing stuff, rather than
the labels *being* the nodes.

So count that as a vote in favor of nodes with labels.


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