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RE: Generic Properties and Specific Classes

From: Jeff Sussna <jeff.sussna@quokka.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 10:02:44 -0800
Message-ID: <E19A882C6CD5D211A8A70008C75B6AF40122CC2A@SFOEXCH_MAIL1>
To: "'rlake@galdosinc.com'" <rlake@galdosinc.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
I would naively assume that you would create a generic base class and assign
the properties to that, then subclass from it. As far as I can tell, the RDF
Schema spec never actually defines the meaning of subclassing. Are
properties inherited? I don't think it says.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Lake [mailto:rlake@galdosinc.com]
Sent: Friday, December 17, 1999 2:03 AM
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: Generic Properties and Specific Classes


One thing that has bothered me about the rdfs is the assignment of
properties to classes via rdfs:domain.  Suppose I have very generic
properties such as in the Dublin core .. now I want these to be
properties of some very domain specific classes.  Can I put these domain
statements anywhere or do they have to be part of the Property
definition ?  If they are part of the property definition than we are
toast since the whole world would need to update the generic property

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