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rdfs:class and rdfs:resource

From: Teresa Carcel&eacute;n <tcarcele@di.uc3m.es>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 18:57:05 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <3411761623tcarcele@di.uc3m.es>

Thank at all, 
I´m agree that RDF is a great paradox. I´m going crazy with this.
Then rdfs:Resource and rdfs:Class are practicaly the same thing because 
both are resources and classes...but I´ve read several examples where 
the root oh the hierarchy is rdfs:Resource and their sons are 
rdfs:Class and rdf:Property
Is it correct if I assume that rdfs:Resource is the root class
and rdfs:Class and rdf:Property their sons??
In the latest specification of RDF Schema are the follows definitions:

All things described by RDF are called resources, and are instances of 
the class rdfs:Resource. This is the class of everything. All other 
classes are subclasses of this class. rdfs:Resource is an instance of 

This is the class of resources that are RDF classes. rdfs:Class is an 
instance of rdfs:Class.

Thank very much
Teresa Carcelén Fernández
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2003 12:57:11 UTC

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