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Confusion about Collections

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 09:34:22 -0600
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The concept of Collections is introduced in this set of documents, but the
coverage of same across the docs seems to be incomplete. For instance,
rdf:nil is discussed in the Vocabulary document and in Semantics, but its
only reference in the model syntax is the change item. Syntactically, how
does rdf:nil work?

In the primer, the word 'collection' is used for describing the collection
of attributes (properties) for a resource. This will cause confusion for
those who read about Collections, and then see collections. Semantically,
according to the documents, the two are not the same (sorry, Pat, couldn't
resist).

I would strongly recommend that the Primer author consider using another
term, and also add additional material about Collections. I would also
recommend additional coverage of Collection within the Syntax document to
bring it more closely inline with the coverage of same in Semantics and in
Vocabulary.

Shelley
Received on Monday, 25 November 2002 10:35:38 GMT

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