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question about new-style RDF lists

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 15:11:55 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20020920.151155.51229773.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Pat Hayes has recently
(http://www.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Sep/0185.html)
proposed a semantics for the new-style RDF lists.  

This semantics is a divergence from the general RDF and RDFS philosophy
that minimal solutions are to be preferred.  (This is evident in the
semantics for rdfs:domain and rdfs:range, in particular.)  Why would a
strong semantics for new-style lists, where all lists exist in all
interpretations, be chosen over a weak semantics for new-style lists,
particularly as RDF containers exhibit a very weak semantics?

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Received on Friday, 20 September 2002 15:12:06 GMT

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