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rdf-containers-formalmodel: proposed edits to M+S spec

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 10:00:35 -0400 (EDT)
To: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
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Following http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/

	[[
	rdf-containers-formalmodel
	http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdf-containers-formalmodel

	On 8th June 2001 the WG decided that an RDF model may contain partial
	descriptions of a container. Thus an RDF model is not contrained to have
	the containermembership properties contiguous starting from rdf:_1.
	]]
...and in persuit of my ACTION to propose edits to M+S reflecting our
closure of this issue,

http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdf-containers-formalmodel
	[[
	Issue rdf-containers-formalmodel : Formal Model for Containers.

	raised Wed, 09 May 2001 by Dan Brickley

	Summary: Parags 189-193 of M+S suggest a privileged role for RDF
	containers within the formal model at the heart of RDF. Furthermore, they
	suggest largely
	unimplemented (**need to hear about Jan's implementation**) constraints,
	either on XML encodings of RDF, on other (eg. database implementations) or
	on both. These paragraphs are either in error (RDF does allow for partial
	descriptions) or editorially redundant.

	Resolution: On 8th June 2001 the WG decided that an RDF model may contain
	partial descriptions of a container. Thus an RDF model is not contrained
	to have
	the containermembership properties contiguous starting from rdf:_1. The
	following therefore, is legal RDF:

	<rdf:Bag>
	  <rdf:_2>2</rdf:_2>
	  <rdf::_4>4</rdf:_4>
	</rdf:Bag>

	Currently: closed.
	]]


... I propose the following edit to the RDF Model and Syntax  specification
as closure on my action item to write up our editorial decision on this
issue:


Proposed fix:
	[[
	Strike paragraphs 189 thru 193 from section 5 ("Formal Model")
	of the Model and Syntax specification.

	ie. remove the description of containers beginning "As described
	in Section 3., it is frequently " ... and ending "at least one
	alternative)". See Jan's annotated doc,
	http://ioctl.org/rdf/ms/rdfms#189 for a convenient exact pointer.

	We also note that the container vocabulary is documented elsewhere
	in the Model and Syntax specification, as well as in RDF Schema,
	and that this documentation will need refining and consolidating
	in addition to this change.

	]]


Note that I'm not sending this for discussion at today's meeting.

Dan
Received on Friday, 6 July 2001 10:00:35 EDT

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