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Re: Can you query rdf:List easily? (WAS Re: update on vCard edits and The Compromise)

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:03:18 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0707310803j1e362889i6eb7c85b775804de@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com>
Cc: "Garret Wilson" <garret@globalmentor.com>, andy.seaborne@hp.com, bnowack@appmosphere.com, "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>

On 31/07/07, Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com> wrote:
> Danny Ayers wrote:
>
> > Sorry, did I miss something here?

Clearly I did (that'll teach me not to skip early parts of a thread),
thanks Bruce...

> The issue is whether to do:
>
>         vcard:givenName "Danny J."
>
> ... or:
>
>         vcard:givenName "Danny J."
>         vcard:givenName "J."
>
> ... or:
>
>         vcard:givenName ( "Danny" "J.")
>
> The family, given, additional properties are for pieces of full names.

Ok, I see from
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2426#section-3.1.2
it's a structured value, which it appears Norm reflected:

Name
    given-name
    family-name
    additional-name

> Norm restricted cardinality to 1 on these,

How so?

and so chose the first
> approach. I strongly supported this move.

Assuming the cardinality was restricted to 1, it wouldn't be possible
to represent all vCards using this vocab since RFC2426 says: "Each
component can have multiple values."

> Two doesn't work.

Name
    given-name
    family-name
    additional-name
    additional-name
...

I don't see why not, the Name node is acting as a quasi-container.

> Garret wants to allow something like the third approach.

This seems unnecessary, multiple values are possible without there
being a container or collection.

> This discussion is all about resolving this question.

I'd be tempted to make vCard/RDF follow vCard closely and use other
vocabs/structures where the modelling doesn't seem right.

But anyhow I'd better duck out - I still can't face reading the dozens
of earlier posts...

Cheers,
Danny.

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