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Re: Notes on updates to RDF Schema

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 14:14:35 +0000
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To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>, Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: ext pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 08:53 31/10/2002 -0500, Frank Manola wrote:
>The RDF normative specs may or may not define literals as resources, but 
>if they do, they better not do it by saying:
> >>>
> >>>   rdfs:Literal rdfs:subClassOf rdfs:Resource .
> >>>
>because classes (including Literal and Resource) and subclasses are not 
>defined in RDF, they are defined in RDFS (note the namespace prefix). M&S 
>said literals and resources were disjoint, but didn't do it using 
>declarations involving classes.


>   We're either going to keep these languages separate, or we're not, and 
> either way, we need to be consistent.

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