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"RDF processor"? "understand"??? [was: Agenda for RDFCore WG Telecon 2002-08-25]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 23 Aug 2002 08:36:34 -0500
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1030109795.13314.5.camel@dirk>

On Thu, 2002-08-22 at 10:41, bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com wrote:
[...]
> 
> 13: Meaning of rdf:type and relationship between RDF and RDFS
> (a) must any RDF processor

what's an 'RDF processor'?

We're defining a language, not a software module, right?

The first occurence of the term in
  http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/
is in the discussion of issues. It's not used anywhere
in the spec. (Whew!)

It doesn't occur at all in
  http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-testcases/

(whew!)

> understand

What does 'understand' mean?

You can ask (and expect an answer from our specs)
whether one RDF document simply entails another, or whether
it rdfs-entails another. But our specs don't speak
of 'RDF processors', let alone 'understand'.

> the object of an rdf:type property as being an rdfs:Class (and hence understand what an rdfs:Class is)?
> 
> (b) must an RDF processor that understands what an rdfs:Class is also
> understand the rest of the RDFS vocabulary?
>   
> 
> See:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Aug/0173.html


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