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Re: rdf:value and RDF Schema (was: typed containers in RDF Schema)

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 11:17:25 +0100
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To: "Garret Wilson" <garret@globalmentor.com>, <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

At 09:38 07/06/2002 -0700, Garret Wilson wrote:


>   <dc:creator>
>     <rdf:Description>
>       <rdf:value rdf:resource="urn:x-people:jane-doe"/>
>       <oebps:role>annotator</oebps:role>
>     </rdf:Description>
>   </dc:creator>
>Right? That would correctly reflect the semantics I'm intending, correct?
>And the value of dc:creator is a resource of type &person;, right?
>The big question: would this comply with the RDF Schema I gave at the first?

An RDF schema processor won't barf on this; it will simply conclude that 
the value of the dc:creator property has type &person;

However, I don't feel comfortable with the way this is modeled, though I'm 
finding it hard to say why.

The question I am having trouble answering is what is the difference 
between the resource denoted by the b-node that is the value of the 
dc:creator property, and the resource identified by 
urn:x-people:jane-doe.  I keep wanting to say they are equivalent, but 
these are my intuitions about based on the names.

Have you considered and rejected defining a subproperty of dc:creator e.g. 

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