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RDF containers vs. multiple properties of same predicate

From: Jan Algermissen <jalgermissen@topicmapping.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 09:56:38 +0200
Message-ID: <4250F336.6050801@topicmapping.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Hi,

does anyone know of a definition (or discussion) of the semantic 
difference between the RDF graphs resulting from for example:

<rdf:Description rdf:about="http://example.org/books/some_book">
    <dc:creator rdf:resource="http://foo.org/persons/joe_smith"/>
    <dc:creator rdf:resource="http://foo.org/persons/mary_meyer"/>
</rdf:Description>

and

<rdf:Description rdf:about="http://example.org/books/some_book">
  <dc:creator>
         <rdf:Bag>
            <rdf:li rdf:resource="http://foo.org/persons/joe_smith"/>
            <rdf:li rdf:resource="http://foo.org/persons/mary_meyer"/>
         </rdf:Bag>
   </dc:creator>
</rdf:Description>

IOW, what is the difference of having several authors vs. having an rdf:bag of authors?


Thanks for any clarification.

Jan


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Jan Algermissen
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http://jalgermissen.com
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