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Re: rdf:Description and rdf:about not defined in RDF namespace document

From: (wrong string) čius <martynas@graphity.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:34:37 +0100
Message-ID: <CAE35Vmy0dqefLLbZ6pmbjoMiJJ_=3nE4TofaeBmDVn+C1xibsw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Bernard,

rdf:Description and @rdf:about are RDF/XML specific constructs, and as
such don't have much with the general RDF to do.

Martynas
graphityhq.com

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM, Bernard Vatant
<bernard.vatant@mondeca.com> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Aside the debate of RDF namespace, I was looking at
> http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns document which is supposed to
> define all elements in RDF namespace. But it does not define some of the
> most used elements in this namespace : rdf:Description and rdf:about.
> I was not aware of this, and it triggers two questions :
> Why are not they defined is this document?
> Where else are they defined?
>
> The point is that if I dereference
> http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#about it leads me to a document
> where this URI is used but not defined.
>
> Providing it's defined somewhere, would it be correct to say that rdf:about
> is a datatype property with range xsd:anyURI?
> Does the following triple holds?
> <http://example.org/foo>  rdf:about  "http://example.org/foo"^^xsd:anyURI
>
> Thanks for any clarification
>
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