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Re: silly question about rdf:about

From: R.V.Guha <guha@guha.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 18:45:39 -0700
Message-ID: <3CB0F643.303092FF@guha.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
CC: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Sandro Hawke wrote:

> The second point -- the astounding and fantastic dangers of having a
> truth predicate -- well, I think the design of the SemWeb is going to
> have only-sometimes-contained paradoxes and infinite loops in a number
> of annoying places, and we'll just have to deal.  This is a real-world
> system with lots of garbage inputs even on good days.  In general, of
> course, how can one argue against unspecified problems?

I agree with the spirit of your argument, but it's not an unspecified problem.
It shows up its head pretty fast. The old rdf wg considered it but didn't proceed
for this reason. But I do agree with your point about having to deal with lots of

>  > I still think rdf should have chosen s-expressions to represent the graph ...
> It sure would be nice to have the deliberations of the old WGs public,
> annotated, organized, etc....

Be careful what you ask for!
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