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RDF Issue

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 12:29:05 +0000
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To: champin@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org



you raised an issue which was captured in



The Model and Syntax specification does not clearly specify which reified 
statements are put in which bag when nested description elements have bagID's.

As recorded in


the RDFCore WG resolved:


A bagID reifies the property attributes on the same element as the bagid, 
the type node and statements immediately arising from property elements 
that are immediate children of the element containing the bagId. In 
particular a property element whose statement is part of the bag, which has 
property attributes, those statements are not part of the bag.


   <rdf:Description about="a" bagID="bag1">
     <some:prop rdf:ID="st1">
       <rdf:Description about="b" bagID="bag2">
         <some:otherProp rdf:ID="st2"> A literal </someOtherProp>

generates two bags. Bag1 contains st1 only. Bag2 contains st2 only. This 
issue is closed.

Please could you respond to this message, copying www-rdf-comments@w3.org 
indicating whether this is an acceptable resolution of this issue.

Brian McBride
RDFCore co-chair
Received on Monday, 11 March 2002 07:32:04 UTC

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