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Re: closing 2002-06-17#5 re rdfs-isDefinedBy (RDFS TODO)

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 15:34:10 +0000
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To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

At 10:34 22/11/2002 -0500, Dan Brickley wrote:


>I propose to update RDFS using this text:
>This property indicates a resource which contains information about the
>subject. Often, this property is used to indicate the source of the
>subject uriref, where its owner specifies its intended meaning.

I dunno what "the source of the subject uriref" means.  What is the source 
of uriref?  Maybe: just delete?

A statement with this property as predicate, states that further 
information about the subject is to be found in the object resource.  Such 
statements are typically used to identify an RDF schema that contains the 
defining description of the subject resource.  The object resource is not 
constrained to be in any specific form.  It may be an RDF Schema document 
or it may be anything else, including a literal.

>I don't propose to use:
>subject node of this property can be any uriref, and the value may be any
>document or resource; the usage is not restricted to a particular form or
>...since it suggests that only urirefs can be used, not bnodes. I'll add
>something in the same spirit.
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