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RDF Issue rdfms-replace-value

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 13:50:30 +0000
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To: connolly@w3.org
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org


you raised an issue which was captured in



The property rdf:value is used confusingly and inconsistently throughout 
the M&S and is never defined. Some have suggested it is used for 
multi-valued properties (some suggest currying is a better way to do this) 
and others have claimed it is for defining the lexical representation of a 
resource. It is requested that the Working Group clarify its meaning and usage.

As recorded in


the RDFCore WG resolved:

   o to not change the name of this property at this time on the grounds:

     - insufficient reasons to make this change

     - will cause existing uses to be illegal - such as examples in m&s

   o to recast this issue as a need to clarify the semantics of rdf:value.

And later, as recorded in:


the RDFCore WG has decided:

     * that rdf:value is a property defined in the rdf namespace
     * the model theory must state that rdf:value is a property
     * that no other model theory semantics is defined specifically for it
     * This issue is closed

In addition the WG has actioned an editor of the new RDF primer document to 
ensure that the primer contains a description of appropriate uses of rdf:value.

Please could you respond to this message, copying www-rdf-comments@w3.org 
indicating whether this is an acceptable resolution of this issue.

Brian McBride
RDFCore co-chair
Received on Monday, 11 March 2002 08:52:10 UTC

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