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Re: handling rdf:value

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 11:09:40 +0200
Message-ID: <010d01c29f62$b4e25b60$db9316ac@NOE.Nokia.com>
To: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>, "ext pat hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>

[Patrick Stickler, Nokia/Finland, (+358 40) 801 9690, patrick.stickler@nokia.com]

> Now, of course, this kind of strictly correct usage means that one 
> has to say the value twice; once with its correct attaching property 
> and once again with rdf:value; 

Not necessarily. In cases where the rdf:value property is being
used as a scoping mechanism, the semantics of rdf:value are
essentially equality. E.g.

   aaa ppp _:x .
   _:x rdf:value vvv .
   _:x x:scope sss .

which entails

   aaa ppp vvv .

which is true, though only within the scope sss, etc.   

Thus, in this case rdf:value has identical semantics with
either ppp or is simply equality.

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