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too complex?

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 10:59:56 +0100
Message-ID: <417F719C.3070609@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
CC: "'public-rdf-in-xhtml task force''" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>


on my detailed read of section 4 I came away feeling that there were a 
few too many rules. It felt that in the desire to have flexibility in 
expression the other goal of some parsimony got lost.

I'm wondering if some of the rules can be removed, losing some of the 
least useful power ...


  how about:

     keeping the subject resolution rules
     having the object for @property determined by
           or ./(*|text())  (hmm want to keep PIs and comments too)
     having the object for @rel determined by
           or the subject of each child element (one triple per child)
           [subject of child element not resolved by reference to parent 
element, if no @about or @nodeID then a gensym associated with child 

    for @rev subject and object of @rel are swapped.

     if [@content][not(@property)]
         then implicit @property='hasReferenceTo'
     if [@href][not(@rel)][not(@rev)]
         then implicit @rel='hasReferenceTo'

(although I would prefer the two implicit relations to be different)

Dropping the predicate inheritance rules.

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