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[Fwd: rdf:RDF element is optional]

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 10:03:26 +0100
Message-ID: <400B9D5E.4060206@cs.vu.nl>
To: WebOnt WG <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

Any thoughts on this comment?
Guus

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: rdf:RDF element is optional
Resent-Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 01:36:00 -0500 (EST)
Resent-From: public-webont-comments@w3.org
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 15:35:48 +0900
From: Minsu Jang <minsu@etri.re.kr>
Reply-To: Minsu Jang <minsu@etri.re.kr>
Organization: ETRI
To: <public-webont-comments@w3.org>

Hi,

According to the section 2.6 of the RDF/XML syntax
specification[1], the top elment - rdf:RDF - of an RDF
document can be omitted if there's only one top-level
element inside rdf:RDF.

In correspondence to this, the following sentence stated
in the section 2.1 of [2] should be revised.
Here's my try:

[The Original Sentence]
"As with any RDF document, the OWL code should be
subelements of an rdf:RDF element."

[A Revised Sentence]
"As with most RDF documents, the OWL code should be
subelements of an rdf:RDF element. But in the case of OWL
codes with only one top-level element, rdf:RDF element
can be omitted."

Regards,
Minsu Jang

[1] RDF/XML Syntax Specification
       (http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar)
[2] OWL Web Ontology Language Reference
       (http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-ref/)

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