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Re: pfps-12 lists are not well formed

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 17:39:35 +0100
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To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

At 07:24 25/05/2003 -0400, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

>I fail to see how this response addresses my comment.

Well it was intended to address the summary given in


to which you did not appear to object.


>For the case of rdf:first above, I would much prefer
>         rdf:first is an instance of rdf:Property that can be used to build
>         descriptions of lists and other list-like structures.  A triple of
>         the form:
>                 L rdf:first O
>         states that there is a first-element relationship between L and O.
>         Note:  RDFS does not require that there be only one first element
>         of a list-like structure, or even that a list-like structure have a
>         first element.
>I note that similar changes would have to be make for at least rdf:rest and

Thank you for the suggested alternative text.  Danbri - what do you think?

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