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Re: Issue rdfms-empty-property-elements

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 12:50:17 +0100 (BST)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
cc: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0105101248590.4145-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On Wed, 9 May 2001, Dan Connolly wrote:

> Jan Grant wrote:
> >
> > Ok, this should be a quick one.
> > http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-empty-property-elements
>
> indeed.
>
> [...]
> >The question is what to do with:
> >
> > <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
> >   xmlns:random="http://random.ioctl.org/#">
> >
> > <random:Objecttype>
> >   <random:someProperty/>
> > </random:Objecttype>
> >
> > </rdf:RDF>
>
> From most XML processing APIs, this is indistinguishable
> from
> 	<random:someProperty></random:someProperty>
>
> That's clearly an empty literal, no?

That's my opinion too; just wanted to make explicit the suggestions for
coping with it without sounding too partisan.


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