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RE: RDF specifications

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 12:28:34 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020103122727.03942070@joy.songbird.com>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 04:17 PM 12/21/01 +0100, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>Peter:
> > I think that what I stated is that the RDF standard should require that
>RDF
> > implementations be able to determine entailment.
>
>I think this is too high a burden on people who wish to do simple things
>using RDF. There are multiple ways to use RDF. This requirement is not
>inappropriate for a general purpose platform (I note that Jena currently
>does not meet it). However, there are many good uses of RDF that don't even
>require identification of the triples.

I think the requirement here is that the rules of RDF define what 
entailments can be determined, not that every application necessarily does 
the determination.

#g


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Graham Klyne
GK@NineByNine.org
Received on Thursday, 3 January 2002 08:21:34 GMT

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