Re: patterns vs. identifiers
Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@f...> wrote: |[Paul Prescod:] |> RDF exists to solve a problem: associating metadata with web objects. |> You can't do that without a strong notion of identity. | | So you mean the identity that comes with a string match of URIs? I can't speak for Paul, but I doubt that is what he meant. I'd say a closer example would be the way in which ID attributes establish identity in a document (i.e. "distinct existence"). [String matching of URIs is an artifact of the now routine denormalizing practice of stuffing of URIs into attributes, just because a href got invented way back when.]
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