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Re: missing bit of RDF for XML people

From: Ian Davis <iand@internetalchemy.org>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 15:01:31 +0000
Message-ID: <42038E4B.6000105@internetalchemy.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

On 04/02/2005 13:50, Henry Story wrote:
> Ok. But it is very clearly not what the original author
> of the xml intended. Since
>  - if the blank_predicates for both statements are the same then
>  you would be saying that there is a country that is related in
>  the same way to the string "Canada" and "France".

I would assume that two separate country elements would produce two 
separate blank nodes of type country:

(blank_node1) - (blank_predicate1) --> "Canada"
(blank_node1) - type --> country
(blank_node2) - (blank_predicate1) --> "France"
(blank_node2) - type --> country



>  - And if the blank_predicates for both statements are different
>  then you would  be saying that there is a country that is related
>  in some unknown way to the strings "France" and in some other unknown
>  way to the string "Canada". Which would not be saying very much, since
>  for any two things there is some relation that relates them.
Isn't that the original basis for this discussion: the notion that the 
XML hierarchy infers some sort of relation, but you can't know what it 
is without additional documentation.

Ian

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