Re: the chicken and the egg problem

Tom Van Eetvelde wrote:
> Thanks for the explanation. I can conclude now that Appendix A is pure illustrative.

not exactly !
it is usable by a validator, which does not have to hard code the domain and range of rdfs:range; for example. What I said is that it is not SUFFICIENT, but not USELESS.

> self referential data structures are dangerous (cfr. Bill dehOra).

that's right,
that's what makes RDF powerful and scalable,
and that's why RDF alone is NOT a complete and sound logical language ;

but my conviction is that
- it can be restricted to fit another language (cf SiLRI, for example) to do hard reasonning
- it can be used alone to do "soft reasonning"


--- Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur
    Whatever is said in Latin sounds important.

Received on Thursday, 30 March 2000 10:40:22 UTC