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Re: RDFCore Update: rdfms-equivalent-representations and aboutEach

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 21:35:06 -0700
Message-Id: <200111210435.fAL4Z7o19820@localhost.localdomain>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Hi Folks,
> 
> Another brief update on the RDFCore WG's progress.
> 
> The WG has closed Issue rdfms-equivalent-representations.  In summary the 
> decision was that the RDF Graphs used as the basis for the model theory, 
> n-triples, and the graphical diagrams used in, for example, the Model and 
> Syntax document are all equivalent and the WG intends to keep them 
> equivalent.  The RDF/XML syntax, however, is not capable of representing 
> all of these structures; it can't handle a bNode which is the object of 
> more than one statement.  However, as previously decided, extending the 
> syntax to fix that is beyond our scope at present.
> 
> Another topic that may be of interest is that the WG is considering 
> removing rdf:aboutEach from the language.  The arguments advanced in favour 
> of this can be seen in the proposal: item 16 on the agenda in:
> 
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2001Nov/0485.html
> 
> It would helpful to the WG to know:
> 
>    - which parsers do and do not implement rdf:aboutEach
> 
>    - if you use rdf:aboutEach and removing it would cause a problem

I just finished up the aboutEach implementation for 4RDF this week.  
Personally, I'd like to see containers themselves disappear from RDF M&S, so 
I'd shed no tears if aboutEach were to vanish.


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