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Fwd: Re: [RSS-DEV] Question: Can a RDF Class and a RDF Property have the same name?

From: John Punin <puninj@rpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 20:12:52 -0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <98r7o4+hkho@eGroups.com>
--- In rss-dev@y..., Chase Tingley <tingley@s...> wrote:
On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, John Punin wrote:

> Can a RDF class have the same name (URI) of a RDF Property?.  I'm
sure
> that this issue has been discussed before but I didn't find anything
in
> this e-mail list.

As I understand the RDF Schema Spec, the answer is yes.  From
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-rdf-schema-20000327/#s2.3

| 2.3.1. rdf:type
| This indicates that a resource is a member of a class, and thus has
all the
| characteristics that are to be expected of a member of that class.
When a
| resource has an rdf:type property whose value is some specific
class, we
| say that the resource is an instance of the specified class.
<snip>
| A resource may be an instance of more than one class.

In this case, rss:image would be an instance of both rdfs:Class and
rdfs:Property, as your sample schema showed.

ct
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