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Re: plural vs singular properties (a proposal)

From: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 07:16:35 -0800
Message-ID: <477F9F53.9040803@globalmentor.com>
To: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
CC: Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org

Garret Wilson wrote:
> How does RDF justify repeated properties?

Sorry, maybe I would have been clearer if I would have said, 
"multivalued properties", in which a property appears multiple times for 
the same resource but with different values, e.g.

<rdf:Description>
  <dc:subject>semantic web</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>database</dc:subject>
</rdf:Description>

This is an area of conflict with the relational model, and I'm wondering 
how RDF justifies this.

Thanks,

Garret
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