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Re: [vcard] OWL or RDF for vCard?

From: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 06:36:21 -0700
Message-ID: <461106D5.7070809@globalmentor.com>
To: David Powell <djpowell@djpowell.net>
CC: 'Semantic Web' <semantic-web@w3.org>


David Powell wrote:
> So, I'm not keen on properties like v:tel, that to support custom
> telephone x-types would require the consumer to understand
> sub-properties, know that the property is a sub-property of v:tel, and
> know how to serialise the rdf property uri into a vcard x-token.

I agree.

> I'd prefer to see some indirection via a bnode, which I think is
> necessary anyway to support PREF on the relation between the vCard and
> the number (rather than globally marking the telephone 'prefered' for
> every vcard that references it).

Ooh, that's a good point, if we consider a tel: URI as the identifier 
for a single telephone number. I suppose a telephone number could be 
preferred for one spouse but not for the other. I'll have to think about 
that. (As I mentioned in another email, the vCard idea of TEL TYPE is a 
semantic conglomeration to begin with; it may be necessary to treat some 
"type" values differently.) Can you give an example of the sort of bnode 
setup you were thinking of?

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