question about new-style RDF lists

Pat Hayes has recently
proposed a semantics for the new-style RDF lists.  

This semantics is a divergence from the general RDF and RDFS philosophy
that minimal solutions are to be preferred.  (This is evident in the
semantics for rdfs:domain and rdfs:range, in particular.)  Why would a
strong semantics for new-style lists, where all lists exist in all
interpretations, be chosen over a weak semantics for new-style lists,
particularly as RDF containers exhibit a very weak semantics?

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research

Received on Friday, 20 September 2002 15:12:06 UTC