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Re: Issue rdfms-assertion

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 08:20:51 -0500
Message-ID: <3BF3C133.6090708@mitre.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
I certainly think this issue can be closed.  At the same time (but not 
really wanting to reopen a closed issue), I'm not sure what "not just a 
data model" means.  Is the intent to suggest that if I say something by 
creating a triple in RDF (say, "Joe created document foobar"), it has 
more significance as an assertion than saying the same thing by creating 
a tuple in a corresponding 3-ary relation in an equally-public 
relational database?  Why?


Brian McBride wrote:

> Issue
>   http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-assertion
> Summary: RDF is not just a data model. The RDF specs should define a 
> semantics so that an RDF statement on the web is interpreted as an 
> assertion of that statement such that its author would be responsible in 
> law as if it had been published in, say, a newspaper.
> Propose that the RDF model theory defines a semantics for RDF and that 
> this issue be closed.
> Brian

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