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Re: Difference between dc:subject and foaf:topic

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 10:49:21 -0500
To: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: "Miles, AJ (Alistair) " <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>, "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20040312154921.GB12366@homer.w3.org>

* Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk> [2004-03-12 15:37+0000]
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> On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, Miles, AJ (Alistair)  wrote:
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> >
> > Can anyone tell me what's the fundamental difference between these two
> > properties?
> 
> see a message from Dan to the foaf list:
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> http://rdfweb.org/pipermail/rdfweb-dev/2003-February/011064.html
> 
> [[
> I want to note a critical difference between foaf:topic and dc:subject.
> The former realtes a document to the thing that it is about; the latter
> relates it to a subject code that in some other formalism is taken as
> standing for that thing.
> ]]

Ah, that was a clearer way of putting it!

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