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RDF Issue rdfms-assertion

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 18:41:39 +0100
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To: connolly@w3.org, timbl@w3.org
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Dan, Tim,


you raised an issue which was captured in



RDF is not just a data model. The RDF specs should define a semantics so 
that an RDF statement on the web is interpreted as an assertion of that 
statement such that its author would be responsible in law as if it had 
been published in, say, a newspaper.

As recorded in


the RDFCore WG has resolved this issue as follows:

that the text in section 2.3.2 of the Concepts and Abstract Data
Model document resolves this issue and it be closed.


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 Thursday, 29 August 2002 13:43:24 UTC

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