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Re: RDF/XML Syntax Question: Label on an RDF Object being a literal

From: Manos Batsis <manos_lists@geekologue.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:02:14 +0200
Message-ID: <4B8CF036.1060403@geekologue.com>
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Svante Schubert <Svante.Schubert@sun.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Danny Ayers wrote:
> But Damian, what do you think about literals as resources?
> 
>  From my limited perspective, it seems like all the places in the triple 
> should have equal weighting - but I could be very wrong about that.
> 
> On a perfect world, everything would have a URI (/IRI) but these lumps 
> of text - what do you reckon?

Bingo. So if one wants to emulate the flexibility of XTM, all that is 
required to do it in RDF is to promote literals to subjects using URIs. 
For example "foobar" can be http://my-literal-to-subject.com/foobar

Cheers,

MAnos
Received on Tuesday, 2 March 2010 11:09:52 UTC

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