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Re: bNodes wanted

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 21:00:07 -0400
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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[Aaron Swartz]

> On Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 04:24  PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > A bNode is a sub-part of an RDF description. Wanting to refer to the
> > bNode
> > (as against the thing it represents) is like wanting to refer to the "
> > or
> > ' characters around some XML attribute.
> Oops, sorry, I want to refer to the thing it represents. Sorry if that
> wasn't clear.

You have to be able to have bnodes.  They go along with the duality in
defining things - by intension or by extension.  Bnodes correspond to
knowing a thing by its properties.  This is another place where templates
could be useful.  "I'm referring to that instance of
'email-address-template' that's attached to the node for Joe"


Tom P
Received on Thursday, 23 May 2002 20:59:40 GMT

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