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Re: silly question about rdf:about

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 22:14:03 +0100
To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, RDF-Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <12153.1018214043@tatooine.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
>>>Aaron Swartz said:
> While you're at it, please replace rdf:Description with rdfs:Resource so
> that it uses the same typedNode construction as everything else.

but that is totally redundant; since all nodes are implicitly of type
resource by the RDF Schema rules.

You need a simple way to say "here is a node, no more types known
apart from the implicit resource one" which is rdf:Description.
Changing that form gives no substantial user benefit.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/#section-Syntax
for examples of such things using non-'rdf:type'd nodes.

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