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Re: editorial tweak to Semantics

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 23:38:37 -0700
Message-Id: <p06001a04bb64d1c28704@[10.0.1.2]>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>Argh!  I hope the Primer isn't misleading on this question, because 
>I don't think your last sentence is accurate.  What I try to say is 
>that rdf:ID provides a way of indicating that, in addition to 
>generating the usual triple, a reification of that triple with a 
>specific URIref (generated from the rdf:ID value) is to be generated 
>as well.  It doesn't (I don't think) "attach a URI reference to a 
>triple in an RDF/XML document".

Well, isn't that attachment done by the fact of the URI appearing in 
the rdf:ID in the document in question? But OK, I could rephrase it 
thus:

(In the RDF/XML syntax described in RDF/XML Syntax Specification 
(Revised) [RDF-SYNTAX] the use of rdf:Id with a URI reference as 
value creates a reification of the enclosed triple, with that URI 
reference as the reified triple.)

Would that be better? Its more awkward but maybe more accurate.

Pat

>--Frank
>
>pat hayes wrote:
>
>>
>>After reading Frank's Primer text,  I have changed some text in the 
>>reification section 3.2.1 of Semantics from this:
>>
>>"Although RDF applications may use reification to refer to triple 
>>tokens in RDF documents, the connection between the document and 
>>its reification must be maintained by some means external to RDF. 
>>RDF syntax provides no means to 'connect' an RDF triple to its 
>>reification. "
>>
>>to this:
>>
>>"Although RDF applications may use reification to refer to triple 
>>tokens in RDF documents, the connection between the document and 
>>its reification must be maintained by some means external to the 
>>RDF graph syntax. (The RDF/XML syntax described in RDF/XML Syntax 
>>Specification (Revised) [RDF-SYNTAX] provides rdf:Id to attach a 
>>URI reference to a triple in an RDF/XML document, and create the 
>>corresponding reification.) "
>>
>>I hope the WG does not object to this; I think the rather sharp 
>>negative was misleading.
>>
>>Pat
>>
>
>
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