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Re: Common RDF parser bug?

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@home.com>
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2002 8:54 AM
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[David Allsopp]

> Not quite - this thread started because I noticed that the RDF Validator
> accepts _multiple_ subject/predicate/object properties in a reification,
> which does not appear to be permitted in the Model & Syntax
> specification.
>
I knew it started there but - sorry - forgot it was you that first posted.

> You would need to be able to disambiguate the predicates and objects
> (and forbid more than one subject) to do that, I think. Or allow mutiple
> predicates or multiple objects but not both.  But in any case it needs
> to be clarified what such a construct should be interpreted as meaning;
> the meaning is undefined/invalid according to the current specification,
> I think.
>

That's  the trouble with any scheme like this.  It amounts to elevating an
idiom (I won't say hack!) and then trying to cope with the complications
brought on by more generral cases.

Tom P
Received on Thursday, 31 January 2002 08:58:07 GMT

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