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RE: The semantics of blank nodes

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 19:06:06 -0000
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHOEHGEJAA.jon@spin.ie>

> I don't agree with that.  You can certainly compare the semantics
> of different data representations just as people compare the semantic
> expressiveness of RDF to XML Schema.  I also believe it is intuitive
> that a typed blank node provides better semantics than an untyped
> blank node.  In terms of best practice, is it not better to avoid
> using a blank node if possible?

No, the best way to say "I don't know" is to say you don't know.
The best response to "I don't care" is to say nothing.

<http://www.example.org/staffid/85740>
<http://www.example.org/terms/address>
<magic:beans> .

<magic:beans>
<http://www.example.org/terms/street>
"1501 Grant Avenue" .

Is of no more value, probably less.
Received on Wednesday, 13 November 2002 13:59:43 GMT

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