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From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 18:02:37 +0000
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010131174520.038a7ec0@pop3.connectfree.uk.com>
To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
I finally took a look at:

>[3] A Proposed Interpretation of RDF Containers -
>     http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/people/bwm/rdf/issues/containersyntax/

and think it does a pretty good job of cleaning up the messier container 
issues.  I have come to view the RDFM&S constructs as useful, convenient 
ways to present containers whose contents are presented complely within a 
single document.


A comment, for your consideration, concerning rdf:li as an attribute:

Since you allow (example 3):

       [http://foo, rdf:_1, "1"]
       [http://foo, rdf:_1, "1 again"]

why not just map rdf:li as an attribute to rdf:_1?  Then example 4 would be:

        <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://badExample" rdf:li="a" rdf:_3="b"/>

will generate:

         [http://badExample, rdf:_1, "a"]
         [http://badExample, rdf:_3, "b"]

and doesn't have to be viewed as a "bad example".

#g
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