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Multi occurrences of the same predicate to the same object

From: Alex Kuijper <A.Kuijper@InfoRay.NL>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 16:31:43 +0100
Message-ID: <7FAFD1931B62D411B2890050BAB19FB1357CDA@ms1.inforay.nl>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Hi all,

I have a question about multi occurrences of the same predicate to the same
object 
(resource or literal). RDF syntax does not say anything about that. 
For example (DS:CreatedBy):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
     xmlns:DC="http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core/"
     xmlns:DS="http://www.w3.org/Schemas/DS-Schema/">
  <Description ID="Statement_001">
    <DC:Creator>John Smith</DC:Creator>
  </Description>
  <Description about="#Statement_001">
    <DS:CreatedOn>1998-02-06T14:00Z</DS:CreatedOn>
    <DS:CreatedBy>Jane Cooper</DS:CreatedBy>
    <DS:CreatedBy>Jane Cooper</DS:CreatedBy>
  </Description>
</RDF>

How should a RDF parser handle this? Should the multi occurrences be added
to the graph or skipped? 

TIA,
Alex
Received on Wednesday, 17 January 2001 10:19:36 GMT

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