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Are duplicate property/value pairs permitted for a resource?

From: Samuel Yang <syang@peoplemoverinc.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 10:40:32 -0700
Message-ID: <91248DB446C6D211A1F200105A1C41AC0CD4C1@QUARK>
To: "'www-rdf-comments@w3.org'" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>, "'rdf-dev@mailbase.ac.uk'" <rdf-dev@mailbase.ac.uk>
I'm sending this query out again to a wider audience...  Anybody have an
answer?

-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel Yang [mailto:syang@peoplemoverinc.com]
Sent: Friday, April 02, 1999 12:31 PM
To: 'www-rdf-comments@w3.org'
Subject: Are duplicate property/value pairs permitted for a resource?


If an RDF processor is asked to add a property/value pair for a resource,
but that property/value pair already exists for that resource, should the
processor:

(a) Add a duplicate property/value pair to the resource, or
(b) Ignore the "new" property/value pair?

I couldn't find anything in the spec regarding this issue.  The closest
thing I found had to do with fact that the Bag and Seq containers allow
multiple instances of the same value.  However, that isn't even the same
issue, since items within a collection have unique property names (rdf:_1,
rdf:_2, etc.)

Samuel C. Yang
syang@peoplemoverinc.com
 <<Samuel C. Yang.vcf>> 
Received on Thursday, 8 April 1999 13:39:05 GMT

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