[rdfweb-dev] rdf:ID vs rdf:nodeID

Julian Bond julian_bond at voidstar.com
Sun Jul 11 10:51:06 UTC 2004


Graham Klyne <GK at ninebynine.org> wrote:
>I'd say the main difference is that if you use rdf:nodeID="a", it 
>cannot be (directly) referenced from outside the graph in which it 
>appears.  When using rdf:nodeID="a", the name "a" is strictly local to 
>the graph.
>
>When merging graphs that contain rdf:nodeID="...", care must be taken 
>to rename the node identifiers so that the corresponding nodes from 
>different graphs are not combined (unless there is independent evidence 
>that they really do denote the same thing).

So which would you recommend I use in machine generated PPD FOAF?

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