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Re: vCard RDF merge....

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:23:13 +0100
To: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>, Brian Suda <brian.suda@gmail.com>, www-archive@w3.org, public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
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On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 10:36 +0200, Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:
> I don't know whether I am in the Linked Data scene ;-), but I am
> convinced that bNodes can be useful.

As far as I'm concerned a bNode is just a resource that nobody's
bothered to give a URI... yet.

I don't think that the vCard vocab should be *insisting* that these are
bNodes rather than URIs. e.g. the following should be essentially the
same as far as vCard vocab consumers are concerned:

	<#me> v:tel [ a v:Home ; rdf:value "123456789" ] .


	<#me> v:tel <#homePhone> .
	<#homePhone> a v:Home ; rdf:value "123456789" .

Indeed, it annoys me that [...] in SPARQL doesn't match nodes which have
URIs. It's unintuitive.

I'm CCing public-rdf-dawg-comments.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:24:03 UTC

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