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Re: Comments on RDF Concepts and Abstract Data Model

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 10:47:55 +0000
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To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: phayes@ai.uwf.edu, www-rdf-comments@w3.org

At 23:53 21/11/2002 +0000, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

>I believe I have now understood your concerns on equality ...
>Would the following text near the beginning of the abstract syntax section 
>help (help enough to reduce it to a minor concern?)
>Note: Syntactic equality, between RDF graphs, URI references or literals, 
>is often inappropriate for applications. Semantic notions, defined in 
>[RDF-SEMANTICS], such as that of entailment between graphs, or that of 
>having the same denotation are usually preferable.

I'm concerned that this text is a little formidable for the intended 
audience of the concepts doc.

I don't understand what it is trying to say.  Please remember that the 
intended audience of the concepts doc includes folks who are not 
mathematicians.  Please make the text accessible to them.

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