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Domain of rdfs:member

From: Nick Bassiliades <nbassili@csd.auth.gr>
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 20:22:52 +0300
Message-ID: <3D78E46C.60306@csd.auth.gr>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
According to the latest RDF schema document, the domain of the 
rdfs:member property
(which is inherited to all rdf:_nnn properties) is class rdfs:Container.

However, it has been mentioned many times that rdf:_nnn properties can 
be "attached"
to any resource, not only members of the rdfs:Container class.

Furthermore, many test-cases concerning the 
rdf-containers-syntax-vs-schema issue
demonstrate the above fact, that rdf:_nnn properties are attached to any 

I believe that this is contradictory.

Should a resource with an rdf:_nnn property be considered a member of 
rdfs:Container class,
even if it has been described as a member of another class?

Nick Bassiliades

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