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Re: ISSUE http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-replace-value

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 17:41:41 -0600
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8623155.17748%me@aaronsw.com>
On 2002-08-01 6:05 AM, "Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:

> I propose that we do not change the name rdf:value and close this issue.
> 1. Insufficient reasons to make this change
> 2. Will causing an existing uses to be illegal - such as as
>    the examples in M&S.
> This proposal *does not* indicate how this name is *used*, merely
> that the name in the RDF Namespace, will remain "value".  I see this
> as tangental to resolution of datatyping issues.

Before we close this issue, I insist that we add a new issue to deal with
the semantics of rdf:value, which many implementers and users and been
confused about.  I will not vote to close this issue until a new issue is
added to the issues list. Here's a proposed piece of text for the issues

Issue rdf-semantics-of-value: Clarify the semantics of the rdf:value

raised Fri, 09 Jan 2002 by Aaron Swartz

Summary: The property rdf:value is used confusingly and inconsistently
throughout the M&S and is never defined. Some have suggested it is used for
multi-valued properties (some suggest currying is a better way to do this)
and others have claimed it is for defining the lexical representation of a
resource. It is requested that the Working Group clarify its meaning and

Currently: for discussion
[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
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