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Re: Vocab serialization equivalences

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 08:45:19 +0000
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To: Art.Barstow@nokia.com, <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

I'm sure DaveB will comment, but I believe this is normatively covered by S1 in

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20021108/#nodeElement

Brian

At 09:28 06/01/2003 -0500, Art.Barstow@nokia.com wrote:

>Regarding the new docs, to address a FAQ I see, please
>normatively state:
>
>1) The following are equivalent:
>
>  <rdf:Property rdf:about="xxx"/>
>
>and:
>
>  <rdf:Description rdf:about="xxx">
>   <rdf:type rdf:resource="&ns-rdf;Property"/>
>  </rdf:Description>
>
>2) The following are equivalent:
>
>  <rdfs:Class rdf:about="xxx"/>
>
>and:
>
>  <rdf:Description rdf:about="xxx">
>   <rdf:type rdf:resource="&ns-rdfs:Class"/>
>  </rdf:Description>
>
>The Syntax doc kind'a skirts around this informatively [1] but
>it seems to be limited to RDF (and not include RDFS/RDFV).
>
>Perhaps a generic, normative rule like the following would
>also be useful:
>
>    <NS:XXX rdf:about="#NNN"/>
>
>expands/equates to
>
>    <rdf:Description rdf:about="#NNN">
>       <rdf:type rdf:resource="&NS;XXX"/>
>    </rdf:Description>
>
>where of course '&NS;' expands to the full namespace URI
>bound to the prefix 'NS:'.
>
>Regards,
>
>Art Barstow
>---
>
>[1] 
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20021108/#section-Syntax-typed-nodes 
>
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