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Re: RDF Recommendation Set comments (re agenda for 6th April)

From: fensel <dieter.fensel@ontotext.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 17:19:23 +0200
To: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: "nathan@webr3.org" <nathan@webr3.org>,RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1Q7UaP-0001NX-Qh@maggie.w3.org>
At 13:39 06.04.2011, Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:
>On 04/06/2011 05:14 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> > We might want to think about incorporating some version of sameAs
> > into RDFS, as this seems to be fundamental to linked data and also
> > widely misused. Having the real meaning of equality exposed in the
> > RDF standard itself might be doing the world a favor. (?)

I think this may be a very bad idea. You would force all languages
layering on top of RDF to include equality. There are reasons
to prevent equality because it turns unification from a syntactical
operation into reasoning.

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