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Re: RDFa with multiple CURIEs as property..

From: Svante Schubert <Svante.Schubert@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 14:58:03 +0100
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Message-id: <490B0EEB.7020304@sun.com>

Hi Mark,

thanks for the quick answer.

Instinctively I would drop this feature from the ODF set, as I currently 
do not see the use case (that's why I am here) and keeping it means more 
effort in implementing.
We have a subset anyway, as some features as Chaining does not work as 
ODF applications are not necessarily DOM applications.

Could you give me a few examples, where the subject and the object 
literal are the same, but not the predicate?

Always willing to learn ;-)

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Hi Svante,
> Good to see this is progressing. :)
> But I have to ask, why do you think this feature is *not* useful?
> And more to the point, even if you don't like it, why would you go to
> the effort of *removing* it, given that it is a feature that is
> already provided?
> Is there some reason that ODF cannot support multiple values in @property?
> Regards,
> Mark
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Svante Schubert
> <Svante.Schubert@sun.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was wondering about the possibility of @property having multiple CURIEs
>> As when I look into the RDFa spec
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax/#rdfa-attributes.
>> It seems possible that there are statements using the same RDF subject and
>> RDF object (literal text), but allowing multiple predicates, which does not
>> seem useful on the first glance to me.
>> @about
>>   a URIorSafeCURIE, used for stating what the data is about (a 'subject' in
>> RDF terminology);
>> @property
>>   a whitespace separated list of CURIEs, used for expressing relationships
>> between a subject and some literal text (also a 'predicate');
>> As the OpenDocument 1.2 specification is reusing a subset of RDFa, I am
>> thinking about a limitation in regard of xhtml:property using only one
>> Hope you have a great week,
>> Svante

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