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Re: vCard RDF compromises

From: Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:32:50 -0400
Message-ID: <fbb7c5df0706270932h3e960c9dlc9b04fcfb84a4505@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Garret Wilson" <garret@globalmentor.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

On 6/27/07, Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com> wrote:

> ... Put more correctly, the properties N.familyName, N.givenName,
> N.honorificPrefix, and N.honorificSuffix can each appear more than once
> for any subject, but none can have a value of rdf:List.

OK.

> To put this into context, the above compromise addresses the following
> issue: vCard allows (for example) multiple N.familyName values with
> significant order. We could put all the family names as an N.familyName
> rdf:List, but that would be overkill and bulky for the common situation
> of a single family name. We could combine all the values into a single
> N.familyName literal but that would lose semantics. Splitting them out
> into different occurrences of N.familyName would lose the ordering.

Good summary.

I'm still confused about this,though. To be concrete, how would your
suggestion deal with  names like "John Stuart Mill" (one v:givenName
property or two?) or "Gabriel García Márquez" (one v:familyName
property or two?)?

Bruce
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 16:33:00 UTC

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