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Re: the empty list

From: Jerome Euzenat <Jerome.Euzenat@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 18:23:09 +0200
Message-Id: <a05200f09babb48b7e9c8@[]>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, www-rdf-comments@w3.org


In his message (Re: the empty list) du 10/04/2003,
Brian McBride wrote:
>>I conjecture that the empty list is identified in RDF/XML by:
>>         <rdf:List rdf:about="rdf:nil" />
>>is it possible to (correct me if I am wrong or to) add this in one 
>>of the documents. I cannot find it.
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-schema/#ch_nil
>meet your need?

This what I used for infering what I wrote above. But if you are not 
completely RDF-litterate, like me, it is quite a pain to figure it 
out. I am affraid that some people are even more illiterate than I 
am, can you help them?

The difficulty is that the cited bit does not present nil in 
isolation (or let say as the subject of a triple), it is always used 
as the remainder of a list. Maybe:

rdf:nil rdf:type rdf:List

could help the triple litterate a bit.

Basically, what I would have liked is a bit of help in the primer...

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