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Why are RDF containers (rdf:Seq etc.) so little appreciated?

From: Axel Rauschmayer <axel@rauschma.de>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 15:28:33 +0100
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To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
In contrast to RDF collections (rdf:List), they have a stable identity and don't use nested resources (=easy to remove). Furthermore, standard RDFS inferencing can be used to infer membership as the property rdfs:member.

Yet, most RDF vocabularies that I know of use collections and syntaxes such as Turtle have syntactic sugar for collections, but not for containers. Why is that?

Axel

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