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Re: plural vs singular properties (a proposal)

From: Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 10:57:10 -0400
Message-ID: <fbb7c5df0710180757r581d92e6nfbc47d6bdbc38bf7@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Garret Wilson" <garret@globalmentor.com>
Cc: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org

On 10/18/07, Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com> wrote:

...

> When discussing the RDF version of VCard on this list, we spent weeks
> arguing about whether the vcard.familyName property should take a single
> value or a list, because value order might be important. With URF, the
> issue is moot. You can order any property, and only use urf.List when
> you're actually talking about a list of things. You can see that this
> problem doesn't come up at all in the URF VCard ontology at
> <http://www.urf.name/vcard.turf>.

Question: are the difficulties around these issues in RDF a
consequence of the open world assumption, and the need to be able to
merge statements from disparate graphs?

Bruce
Received on Thursday, 18 October 2007 14:57:26 GMT

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