Re: idAttr


Thank you for your comments regarding the RDF Model and Syntax

It is indeed possible to specify an identifier that others may use to
refer to an rdf description block.  This identifier is the value of
the bagID attribute.


Ralph Swick, W3C Metadata Activity Leader
Eric Miller, Bob Schloss, RDF Model and Syntax Chairs

> Message-ID: <000201bdf5e9$8f86c080$>
> From: "Martin Bryan" <>
> To: <>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 08:52:30 +0100
> Subject: idAttr
> The role of the ID attribute in production [5] is highly problematical
> that you are not allowed by production [2] to use both the about and
the ID
> attribute for a
> description. By preempting the role of an id attribute you make it
> impossible to assign a unique identifier to a description about a
> so that it can be referenced by other
> applications needing to know the definition of the RDF statement being

> described.
> Martin Bryan

Received on Wednesday, 25 November 1998 14:27:40 UTC