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Re: Container semantics (was Re: bNodes wanted)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 20:57:50 -0400
To: sandro@w3.org
Cc: danbri@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020526205750B.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Subject: Container semantics (was Re: bNodes wanted)
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 12:53:06 -0400

> > Well, RDF has no mechanisms for creating statements in one RDF graph use a bnode
> > from another RDF, so even being able to talk about the container, does not
> > allow one to, for example, add new elements to it.
> What's the difference between talking about a container (and saying
> "by the way, container C happens to contain X") and adding a new
> element to it (which in RDF looks something like "container C contains
> X (along with possibly other things)")?  Of course there are at least
> three different syntactic ways of doing RDF containers (rdf:_1,
> rdf:li, daml:first/rest) and the semantics of each seem rather poorly
> defined, so it's hard to argue about. 
>      -- sandro

Well, if a container is a bnode, then you can't do either in RDF, which is
the point.

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