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Re: aboutEachPrefix: what to do?

From: Graham Klyne <GK@Dial.pipex.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 15:45:39 +0100
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To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: Jason Diamond <jason@injektilo.org>, www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 09:18 AM 9/13/00 -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > I think that either:
> > (a) the functionality reasonably exists as part of a tool for gathering 
> > statements, or
>I'm not sure quite what you mean here. Nor why the contrast with (b).
> > (b) can be modelled as an RDF property, rather than as part of the RDF 
> core
> > specification.

The distinction I had in mind was that in case (a), the matching is 
performed externally by some tool and never appears explicitly in an RDF 
model.  Rather, a model just contains statements resulting from application 
of such a tool.  This has the disadvantage that it cannot create 
descriptions applying to changes in (say) a web site after the tool is 
originally run.

I think we're broadly in understanding about case (b).  I do have mild 
reservations about using regexp here;  it feels like mixing up the layers 
(lexical and logical).  But I could probably be persuaded it's the 
only/reasonable way for some applications.


Graham Klyne
Received on Wednesday, 13 September 2000 11:09:00 UTC

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