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"xyz" as shorthand for [ rdfs:label "xyz"]

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 14:47:39 +0100
To: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <OFD5DD036A.EA05DBF7-ON41256AF9.0049DF6D@bayer-ag.com>
I came to realize that
  :s :p "xyz".
could be seen as a shorthand for
  :s :p [ rdfs:label "xyz"] .
(for p different from rdfs:label)
So that object is actually some thing
which carries a rdfs:label.
The shorthand is convenient when
no additional description of that
thing is needed, but when additional
descriptions are needed one cannot
use the shorthand but instead e.g.
  :s :p [ rdfs:label "xyz"; rdf:type :C ].
Such things can then also be in
subject position of course.

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Jos
Received on Saturday, 3 November 2001 08:47:55 EST

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