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Re: rdf:li ?? in primer

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 13:15:54 +0000
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
cc: fmanola@mitre.org, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <16152.1039439754@hoth.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

>>>pat hayes said:
> 
> Frank, your prose in section 4.1 of the primer mentions rdf:li as a 
> convenience element generic XML version of container membership 
> properties. My recollection is that we had decided to deprecate or 
> even forbid rdf:li in this way, however (??) on the grounds that 
> there was in general no way to assign numerical properties to the 
> instances of rdf:li.
> 
> We ought to get this straight one way or the other. If we still have 
> rdf:li, can anyone tell me how to map RDF/XML into a graph?
>
> Another matter, if we keep rdf:li, then your reference to 'list 
> element' is potentially confusing given the use of 'list structure' 
> in the next section to refer to something completely different.

I think you are a bit confused Pat.  rdf:li is a syntax name; it has
never been an RDF property, class or whatever.  We have thus never
deprecated or forbidden it.

Just to be clear; RDF as we have revised has changed two names in the
RDF namespace
  rdf:aboutEach rdf:aboutEachPrefix - syntax only devices, now removed

(we've added some of course)

The definitive words for rdf: things:

  5.1 The RDF Namespace
  http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/#section-Namespace

including:
  [[Syntax names - not concepts

    RDF Description ID about bagID parseType resource li nodeID
    datatype
  ]]

Dave
Received on Monday, 9 December 2002 08:18:03 EST

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