W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-rdf-interest@w3.org > November 2001

RDFCore Update: rdfms-equivalent-representations and aboutEach

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 16:22:59 +0000
Message-Id: <>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Hi Folks,

Another brief update on the RDFCore WG's progress.

The WG has closed Issue rdfms-equivalent-representations.  In summary the 
decision was that the RDF Graphs used as the basis for the model theory, 
n-triples, and the graphical diagrams used in, for example, the Model and 
Syntax document are all equivalent and the WG intends to keep them 
equivalent.  The RDF/XML syntax, however, is not capable of representing 
all of these structures; it can't handle a bNode which is the object of 
more than one statement.  However, as previously decided, extending the 
syntax to fix that is beyond our scope at present.

Another topic that may be of interest is that the WG is considering 
removing rdf:aboutEach from the language.  The arguments advanced in favour 
of this can be seen in the proposal: item 16 on the agenda in:


It would helpful to the WG to know:

   - which parsers do and do not implement rdf:aboutEach

   - if you use rdf:aboutEach and removing it would cause a problem

Responses to www-rdf-comments@w3.org please.

Received on Monday, 19 November 2001 11:22:56 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:44:33 UTC