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Re: RDF typed node implementation experience

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 11:35:32 -0700
Message-ID: <3DA5C874.5040406@robustai.net>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: Janne Saarela <janne.saarela@profium.com>, www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Brian McBride wrote:

> In the absence of any range information about the two properties does 
> your implementation regard the 'values' of the two properties as being 
> equal?  It can be difficult to tell.  In some implementations you can 
> and in some you cannot.  And in RDFCore we can argue for a long time 
> whether you can tell or not :(

I wish we could start asking the question:  
     "Are the objects of two arcs identical?",
rather than the problematic question:
     "Are the values of two properties equal?" .  

Those sure don't look like the same comparison to me.  Trying to force 
them to be the same (when they are not) seems to me to have gotten us  
into a monotonous rut.  

1+1 = 2
1+1 =/= 2

Seth Russell
Received on Thursday, 10 October 2002 14:36:02 UTC

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