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Re: why are properties decoupled from classes

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:22:26 +0100
Message-Id: <596A61C0-6668-4434-94F0-8BFD388C8769@reading.ac.uk>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
To: Xavier Noria <fxn@hashref.com>

* Extensibility.
* Logical foundations.
* The OO way is not necessarily the right way to do things.

Much more thorough answers will be forthcoming from the rest of the  
community :)

-R

On 25 Oct 2005, at 21:18, Xavier Noria wrote:

>
> In RDFS and friends properties do not "belong" to classes, whereas  
> in OOP normally they do. For instance, if you've got an instance of  
> foaf:Person you cannot assume there's any assertion about  
> foaf:interest for him.
>
> Which is the rationale behind that choice?
>
> -- fxn
>
>
>
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