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Re: RDF Graph questions

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 05:46:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0205240543000.24106-100000@tux.w3.org>
On Fri, 24 May 2002, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> <rdf:RDF>
>  <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://example.org/"/>
> </rdf:RDF>

FWIW, I always mentally parse this as syntactic longhand for:

 <rdf:RDF>
  <rdfs:Resource rdf:about="http://example.org/"/>
 </rdf:RDF>

'rdf:Description' is a way of saying "there is a resource and it has the
following (URI, properties...)". But it doesn't explicitly assert the
'there exists a thing and it is of rdf:type rdfs:Resource bit. Which is
fine, cos everything's a resource, so its a pretty vacuous assertion to
make.

Not sure this helps.

Dan
Received on Friday, 24 May 2002 05:46:04 EDT

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