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Re: forest grammar/tree regular expression for RDF (fwd)

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@Baltimore.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 11:45:35 +0100
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To: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
I did suggest some time ago that rdf:Description might be regarded as 
equivalent to rdfs:Resource.  I'm not sure that it really matters, though.


At 11:40 AM 6/25/01 +0100, Dan Brickley wrote:
>If we take this reading of the syntax, then the presence of
>rdf:Description asserts an rdf:type relationship between the described
>resource and an rdfs:Class called rdf:Description.
>I've seen nothing in RDF elsewhere to support the claim that RDF defines
>such a class; M+S is pretty clear that the rdf:Description construct is
>pure encoding syntax.
>If we were to decide that such a (goofily named) class exists, would it
>be something like a subclass of rdfs:Resource?  Your proposal seems to
>make the rules for our XML encoding syntax simpler at the cost of making
>the resulting structures more complex.

Graham Klyne                    Baltimore Technologies
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