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Re: (tentative) container model proposal

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 14:12:46 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010612141111.03b1e1f0@joy.songbird.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 11:23 PM 6/6/01 -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
>    If the permissive reading is taken, and RDF databases, APIs etc are
>    allowed to represent partial (gappy) information about containers, a
>    substantial simplification to the "formal model" section of RDF M+S
>    becomes possible: the text, making no strong claims about RDF
>    implementations, can be removed (or transferred to a less central part
>    of the spec). RDF Schema already contains a section describing Model
>    and Syntax constructs; it is proposed that the section of M+S formal
>    model relating to containers be moved to RDF Schema.

Moving containers out of the core works for me.  I think it's far from 
clear that the specified way of representing collections is always the 
best, and (history aside) don't see why it should have such distinguished 
status.

#g


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