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Re: Move isPartOf to CreativeWork from WebPage?

From: Greg Grossmeier <greg@creativecommons.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:56:29 -0700
To: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, lrmi@googlegroups.com, public-vocabs@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120928195629.GC5618@x200s>
<quote name="Richard Wallis" date="2012-09-28" time="20:20:46 +0100">
> However, CollectionPage is a bit restrictive - I was hoping that there was a
> generic CreativeWork/Collection to relate to.  I would have thought this
> would also make more sense for the LMRI community.

That was actually in my first draft of the email I sent, but I removed
it because I couldn't fully communicate the reason (no one won the
debate in my head on whether it should be done).

The internal debate is now leaning towards generic Collection, for the
reason of modeling Collections that either don't have a representative
webpage (probably common enough). It is also a great use case of
isPartOf without a hasPart option (where would the hasPart="" live?).

> >>  - add hasPart to CollectionPage
> > 
> > I'm conflicted; it seems useful but I'm wary of introducing inverses
> > casually, and for only some of our terms.
> I can understand your reticence, but surely one of the prime properties of a
> collection is its part(s).

Indeed. At face value it seems odd to have only one one-way arrow in an
inherently bidirectional relationship.


Greg Grossmeier
Education Technology & Policy Coordinator
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Received on Friday, 28 September 2012 19:57:58 UTC

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