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Re: unreification

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 10:22:59 -0800
Message-ID: <3A16C903.FCABF07A@robustai.net>
To: RDF-IG <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com wrote:

> Seth,
>
> (leaving aside correct namespacing) I think that writing
>
> <rdf>
>    <description about="http://robustAi.net/~seth/index.htm">
>         <label>Seth Russell</label>
>         <email ID="200011171">seth@clickshop.com</email>
>         <email ID="200011172">seth@robustAi.net</email>
>     </description>
>     <description about="#200011172">
>          <revises resource="#200011171"/>
>     </description>
> </rdf>
>
> means that #200011171 is properly identifying the statement
> {http://robustAi.net/~seth/index.htm email "seth@clickshop.com"}
> and that #200011172 is doing the same for the statement
> {http://robustAi.net/~seth/index.htm email "seth@robustAi.net"}
> at least that's my understanding of
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/#grammar
> [[[...The value of the ID attribute, if specified, is the identifier for
>    the resource that represents the reification of the statement...]]]
> Please correct me ...

I believe you are correct, i had not realized the import of production 6.12
- maybe because i had never seen it used that way.   Thanks for pointing
this out to me.  I wish I had read your email before I posted "A triple is
not unique".  Interestingly enough this was also in Pierre's tutorial [1]
which was in MyMemory.

[1] http://www710.univ-lyon1.fr/~champin/rdf-tutorial/node26.html

I feel stupid, but oh well, I write and read, and that's how I learn - maybe
I should try it the other way around.
Seth Russell
Received on Saturday, 18 November 2000 13:21:06 GMT

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