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Re: Why? Re: rdf as a base for other languages

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 20:54:08 +0100
To: sandro@w3.org
Cc: jborden@mediaone.net, las@olin.edu, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Message-Id: <OF44F2AF3A.BF240CBD-ON41256A5F.006C62F6@bayer-ag.com>


> > I really really don't mean to _assert_ that the diagnosis is one in that
> > particular list.
> >
> > What I do wish to assert is the <if> expression. The problem with RDF as it
> > is currently defined (statement == triple == fact) is that I cannot assert
> > an expression created of multiple statements (i.e. a subgraph) apparently
> > without asserting each of the subgraphs within the subgraph.
>
> (repeating Dan Connolly yesterday...)
>
> This seems to be a common myth.  Where in the current definition of
> RDF does it say that you cannot describe (mention) a triple without
> asserting (using) it?
>
> (I wont be shocked if it does say it somewhere -- I'm not fond of the
> current REC -- but I would love a pointer if you happen to know where
> it says this.)

I couldn't find one, only http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/#changes says
  14-November-1997: Further refinement, especially regarding assertions

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Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
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