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Can RDF say anything about anything?

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 09:48:10 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20030130.094810.77378879.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Can RDF say anything about anything?  

The RDF documents are contradictory on this point.  The Primer indicates
that RDF can be used to let anyone ``say anything they want about existing
resources'' with no exception for the resources used by RDF.  Concepts says
that ``RDF is an open-world framework that allows anyone to make simple
assertions about anything''.  However, Concepts also says that ``Certain
URIs are reserved for use by RDF, and may not be used for any purpose not
sanctioned the RDF specifications.''

What is the situation here?
Received on Thursday, 30 January 2003 09:48:25 UTC

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