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Semantics of rdf:value

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 13:44:04 +0000
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To: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Reviewing the mailing list archive, the discussion of the semantics of 
rdf:value seems have originated in:


[[General comment, not specifically Primer:  the description of rdf:value is
fine, but how does it relate to a normative specification?  What can we say
formally about rdf:value?   What formal semantics (interpretation) allows
us to make inferences like: ...]

Reviewing the issues list, I find:


Resolution: This issue was discussed by the RDFCore WG on 11 January 2002 
which resolved:

o resolves to not change the name of this property at this time on the grounds:

- insufficient reasons to make this change

- will cause existing uses to be illegal - such as examples in m&s

o resolves to recast this issue as a need to clarify the semantics of 

At the February 2002 face to face meeting, the RDFCore WG resolved:

     * that rdf:value is a property defined in the RDF namespace
     * that the model theory state that rdf:value is a property
     * that no other model theory semantics is defined specifically for it
     * the issue be closed.

In the absence of new information this issue will not be reopened.

Received on Thursday, 5 December 2002 08:42:38 UTC

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