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Re: section 4.3 RDF Reification lacks RDF/XML examples

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 09:04:17 -0500
Message-ID: <3E4902E1.1010505@mitre.org>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>


Please assign an issue number for this, as I'd like WG guidance.  An 
initial summary of arguments pro and con deleting that section might be:

Pro deletion:
* there are no examples that use RDF/XML
* what is said here is essentially also said in the Semantics document
* the topic is inherently difficult to explain properly
* this would effectively deal with another comment (from Bob MacGregor) 
on that section (assuming text that isn't there can't confuse anyone)

Con deletion:
*  the reification vocabulary is still in RDF, and not mentioning it 
might be misleading
*  there *is* a motivating example (the need to say something about a 
statement), it's just not expressed in RDF/XML
*  a reason for including it is to explicitly point out that people 
can't really use it for what they think they can use it for (however, 
perhaps it's not successful at doing that and, as noted above, this is 
also said in the Semantics document).


Dan Connolly wrote:

> There are no examples that show how to use
> reification in RDF/XML in
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-rdf-primer-20030123/#reification
> no motivation for bagid, etc.
> I suggest striking that section unless motivating
> examples are added.
> FYI, this came up in discussion of running RDFCore
> tests thru cwm...
> http://ilrt.org/discovery/chatlogs/rdfig/2003-02-11#T04-43-21

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