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Re: Web Semantics of Datasets (v0.2)

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:50:04 -0700
Message-ID: <4E9384AC.50802@topquadrant.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org

Issues to do with time are not just SemWeb issues, but Web Architectural 
issues, see


This problem is really orthogonal to that of a framework for describing 
resources, and more an issue to do with URIs.


On 10/10/2011 2:56 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> [snip]
> I share these concerns. Time is important but it will be fiendishly 
> hard to formalise anything. Also note that these issues afflict many 
> of our basic building blocks. For eg, OWL InverseFunctionalProperty. 
> We might imagine a strictly static version or one that allowed the 
> property to take different values at different times, each truthful in 
> its time. Or a half-dozen subtle variations. Devilish details to 
> fornalise and many existing Rdf/owl properties have specs that don't 
> give any clue what (if anything) their authors thought on this point.
> For an EU project --- fun stuff
> For a Web standard --- we're not ready to go there
> Dan 
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