Alexander Johannesen writes: > Anyway, I'm suspecting I don't see what the problem seems to be. To > create "the best identifier" for things seems a bit of a strange > notion to me, but is this based on that there is only (or rather, > that you're trying to create) one identifier for any one thing?
Yes, this is exactly it. RDF things that each concept should have exactly one identifier; Topic Maps says its fine to have multiple identifiers. That seems to be 99% of the conceptual difference between them. My position: it seems obvious that one is the CORRECT number of identifiers for a thing to have. But since we live in a formal world, the Topics Map approach may be more practical. In other words, I might end up _advocating_ Topic Maps, but don't expect me to _like_ it :-) _/|_ ___________________________________________________________________ /o ) \/ Mike Taylor <m...@indexdata.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk )_v__/\ "I think it's too consistently wrong not to be fixable" -- Phil Baldwin.