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Re: (tentative) container model proposal

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 14:12:46 +0100
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To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 11:23 PM 6/6/01 -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
>    If the permissive reading is taken, and RDF databases, APIs etc are
>    allowed to represent partial (gappy) information about containers, a
>    substantial simplification to the "formal model" section of RDF M+S
>    becomes possible: the text, making no strong claims about RDF
>    implementations, can be removed (or transferred to a less central part
>    of the spec). RDF Schema already contains a section describing Model
>    and Syntax constructs; it is proposed that the section of M+S formal
>    model relating to containers be moved to RDF Schema.

Moving containers out of the core works for me.  I think it's far from 
clear that the specified way of representing collections is always the 
best, and (history aside) don't see why it should have such distinguished 


Graham Klyne                    Baltimore Technologies
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