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Re: What is it that's wrong with rdf:List

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:32:53 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTinUVDwgCgd3f8MWqzNiPofAAW76H7s6uwx7JVG3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@talis.com>, Paul Gearon <gearon@ieee.org>, Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
>> As Paul says, update is not pretty.
>> The complete solution would be to have lists as first class data object in the RDF model (as well as bags).
> Um, they are. Lists as described by the RDF List vocabulary are *exactly* the LIsp model of a list.

Nope. An RDF list doesn't constrain rdf:first to be single value. It
doesn't constrain rdf:rest to be either a single rdf:list or rdf:nil.
So you can make all sorts of structures using rdf lists that don't map
to lisp lists.

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