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Re: Dublin Core, the Primer and the Model Theory

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 10:33:03 -0700
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <2469F7D6-69BC-11D6-8F04-0003936780B2@aaronsw.com>
On Thursday, May 16, 2002, at 02:32 AM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> Premise:
>  <eg:doc1> <dc:creator> "John Smith" .
>  <eg:doc2> <dc:creator> "John Smith" .
> Conclusion:
>  <eg:doc1> <dc:creator> _:blank .
>  <eg:doc2> <dc:creator> _:blank .
>
> All Dublin Core users would recognise that it is not
> always true that the premise entail that the two documents
> have the same author i.e. they would recognise that there
> might be two Johns.

It's a little known fact that dc:creator doesn't mean what you might 
usually expect. It would more appropriately be named 
creatorResourceOrSometimesTheNameOfThatResourceButOcassionallySomethingElseEntirely 
but people found that too long to remember.

 From a plane somewhere between California and Chicago,
  - Aaron
Received on Friday, 17 May 2002 18:37:49 EDT

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