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Re: Repeated properties versus Bags [Was: New public

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 15:15:04 -0400
Message-ID: <35DB2438.BF01852A@locke.ccil.org>
To: RDF List <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Some time ago, Ralph R. Swick wrote:

> We considered doing exactly this; in fact, we started with a
> design choice to disallow repeated properties.  But some of
> our client applications felt that Bags were too cumbersome
> for some common situations such as a work with multiple authors.

In fact, multiple authors should be modeled as a Seq.  It matters
very much who is the first author, who is the second, and so on,
for purposes ranging from correct bibliography to academic credit.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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