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Re: ACTION 2001-08-24#9 : issues with containers

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 11:34:36 +0100
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To: Martyn Horner <martyn.horner@profium.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 08:56 AM 9/4/01 +0200, Martyn Horner wrote:
> >         http://ioctl.org/rdf/ms/rdfms#111  (and #112)
> > "Here, any one of the items listed in the container value for
> > DistributionSite is an acceptable value without regard to the other
> > items."
> >
> > In other words, the Alt-collection itself isn't really being considered
> > the value of the property; the members of the Alt are being considered
> > so instead.*
> >
>Funny, I'd always read the bag example as `each and every member is a
>student in course 6.001' - that is, the property is distributed over the
>members of the set - not applied to the set. Therefore `alt' is a
>different distribution: there certainly isn't a whole-set/members
>difference between bag and alt - in my mind. Typically, the semantics of
>the properties used are intended for the individual: the use of a
>collection just simplifies the expression. Where does the set
>interpretation come from?

See also:  http://ioctl.org/rdf/ms/rdfms#124, et seq.  (section 3.5)


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