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Re: RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised) W3C Working Draft published

From: Mike Moran <mmoran@netphysic.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 16:16:29 +0000
Message-ID: <3C220EDD.1090108@netphysic.com>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Brian McBride wrote:

> At 14:00 19/12/2001 +0000, Dave Beckett wrote:
> 
>>   <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://example.org/common">
>>     ... shared properties here
>>   </rdf:Description>
>>
>>   <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://example.org/tom">
>>     <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://example.org/common"/>
>>     .. more properties here ...
>>   </rdf:Description>
>>
>>   <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://example/jane">
>>     <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://example.org/common"/>
>>     .. more properties here ...
>>   </rdf:Description>
> 
> 
> Might want to be a little careful here.  Given this graph, many 
> implemenations if asked:
> 
>   what is the value of the sharedProperty of tom
> 
> will not give an answer given this modelling style.


What do you mean by "won't give an answer"? Does this mean it will fail 
in some way, or will it just give a dumb "I don't know"?

I appreciate the help on the modelling front, but I really can't use 
this if it is not portable.


--
Mike
Received on Thursday, 20 December 2001 11:30:21 GMT

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