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

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 10:53:35 +0100
Message-ID: <3B1CAC1F.AC44CDFD@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: seth@robustai.net, www-rdf-logic@w3.org

"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:

> If a statement is the object, then it is asserted.

The object of an RDF statement must be a resource or a literal.  Whilst M&S
does not specifically say that resources and statements are disjoint, it is
my interpretation of that they are disjoint, on the grounds that M&S
specifically states that properties are a subset of resources, but omits
making that assertion about statements.

Consequently, if you accept this interpretation, a statement cannot
be the object of another statement in the RDF defined by M&S 1.0

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