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Re: Issue rdfms-not-id-and-resource-attr

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:12:31 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101040b7fa6596101a@[205.160.76.193]>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>......
>Fortunately there are no users of this construction. (I wonder why?)
>Thus the backward compatibility argument is spurious, and we should ask
>why there are no users of this construction.
>
>Two reasons spring to my mind:
>+ maybe reification is less useful than was thought
>+ the lack of clarity about how to use reification effectively, and
>overly confusing syntactic rules act as obstacles to users,
>implementators, document writers, documentation writers at all levels.

I would appreciate any remarks from anyone on what the intended uses 
of reification were. What would it be to 'use reification 
effectively' ? Use it for what? Part of my problem with reification 
has always been that I am unable to see a single effective use for in 
it RDF; every suggested use I have seen has seemed to involve a 
logical or conceptual error of some kind.

Pat

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