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RDF Issue rdfs-primitive-properties

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 14:50:18 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20011118144448.00a91c10@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: nejdl@kbs.uni-hannover.de
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Wolfgang,

In

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2000AprJun/0041.html

you raised an issue with the RDF Schema candidate recommendation which was 
captured in

   http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfs-primitive-properties

as

[[[

Summary: The submitter suggests that the properties rdfs:subClassOf, 
rdf:type, rdfs:domain and rdfs:range should not be defined as instances of 
rdf:Property, but should instead be primitive. It is contended that rdf 
would then be less self referential and easier to understand.

]]]

The RDFCore WG carefully considered this suggestion, but decided not to 
proceed with it, on the grounds that no problem with the current proposal 
had been identified.  This decision is documented in:

   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20010801-f2f/#decisions

Please could you reply to this message, copying www-rdf-comments, 
indicating whether this is an acceptable resolution of this issue.

Brian McBride
RDFCore co-chair
Received on Sunday, 18 November 2001 09:50:11 GMT

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