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Re: Statements/Reified statements

From: Gabe Beged-Dov <begeddov@jfinity.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 20:29:07 -0800
Message-ID: <3A1C9D13.53C8164A@jfinity.com>
To: Sergey Melnik <melnik@db.stanford.edu>
CC: Bill de hÓra <dehora@acm.org>, RDF Interest Group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Sergey Melnik wrote:
> 
> Bill de hÓra wrote:

<snip />

> Actually, no special mechanism for that is necessary. In my opinion,
> having a reified statement in a model that is not used as subject or
> object of another statement is futile; this does not add any
> information. If a reified statement is used as a resource in another
> statement, it is accessible via API but is not contained in the given
> model.

According to my reading of the spec (section 6), the reified statement
is guaranteed to be the object of at least one statement if coming
from a processing of the RDF/XML syntax. It will be the referenced by
the Bag representing the Description that its statement was contained
in.

> Sergey

Gabe
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