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Instantiation

From: Hans Teijgeler <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 14:22:14 +0100
Message-Id: <200511091322.jA9DMEYY004556@vmx40.multikabel.net>
To: "Manola, Frank" <fmanola@acm.org>
Cc: "Semantic Web Forum" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Frank,

 

I have a question about the RDF Primer:

 

If I look at:

Example 2: RDF/XML for the Web Page's Creation Date 

1. <?xml version="1.0"?>

2. <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"

3.             xmlns:exterms="http://www.example.org/terms/">

 

4.   <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.example.org/index.html">

5.       <exterms:creation-date>August 16, 1999</exterms:creation-date>

6.   </rdf:Description>

 

7. </rdf:RDF>

 

then I wonder whether:

-         this implies the instantiation ("putting it on the map") of that
thing

-         one can use rdf:about when it is not accompanied by a statement,
now or earlier or imported, with rdf:ID that instantiates it

-         if that is not required, one may write the lines 4-6 as:

 

4.   <rdf:Description rdf:ID="index">

5.       <exterms:creation-date>August 16, 1999</exterms:creation-date>

6.   </rdf:Description>

 

Regards,

Hans

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