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RE: "If" and "else" in RDF

From: Danny Ayers <danny@panlanka.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 00:45:01 +0600
To: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFCEDGDEAA.danny@panlanka.net>
Seth, the fastest mentograph in the West!!!!
The diagram makes it emminently clear, I for one was making things more
difficult than they need to be.

(what tool(s) do you use for the pics, BTW)

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Danny Ayers
http://www.isacat.net

<- -----Original Message-----
<- From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
<- [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Seth Russell
<- Sent: 29 April 2001 23:54
<- To: Steven Livingstone; danny@panlanka.net; altheim@eng.sun.com
<- Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
<- Subject: Re: "If" and "else" in RDF
<-
<-
<- From: "Steven Livingstone" <stv_ca@hotmail.com>
<-
<- > <Gender id="Male">
<- >    <rdfs:label>Male</rdfs:label>
<- >    <address>Mr</address>
<- > </Gender>
<- >
<- > <Gender id="Female">
<- >    <rdfs:label>Female</rdfs:label>
<- >    <address>Ms</address>
<- > </Gender>
<- >
<- > To me the relationship is implicit in the definition, no "if then" is
<- really
<- > needed.
<-
<- I agree.  One can declare the needed relationships between things without
<- recourse to the tricky  "if_conditional_ then_action" construct.  I
<- mentographed your RDF in the diagram below:
<-
<- http://robustai.net/mentography/Gender.gif
<-
<- ... look ma .. no contradictions :)
<-
<- Seth
<-
<-
Received on Sunday, 29 April 2001 14:49:38 GMT

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