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Re: Service Description Vocabulary

From: Gregory Williams <greg@evilfunhouse.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 04:11:37 -0500
Cc: W3C SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B0ECBD75-EF2C-4C2C-8717-5CF7106354F9@evilfunhouse.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
On Jan 15, 2010, at 4:08 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:

> HI Greg,
> 
> I am a little bit bothered by the usage of the rdfs:member property
> in[1]. It is, syntactically, correct, of course. However, the intention
> of rdfs:member was more 'operational' for RDFS reasoning than real usage:
...
> ie, it is some sort of a helper property for containers.
> 
> I think that, from a modeling point of view, using lists would be
> cleaner. But then again, we run into our own problems of having
> difficulties querying lists...:-(
> 
> Sigh. I am not sure whether we should change that, but I though that
> airing my (slight) discomfort is worthwhile...

Yeah, I'm not happy with using rdfs:member, but wanted to demonstrate the sort of modeling that I'm after and start a discussion about it. It seems strange to have to create a new term simply because rdfs:member wasn't intended to be used directly (and the other container membership properties all make it difficult for querying). I think lists are a non-starter for the obvious querying issues.

.greg
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 09:12:11 GMT

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