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Re: N3 vs. XML

From: David Allsopp <dallsopp@signal.dera.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 15:31:56 +0100
Message-ID: <3B0A785C.50C108E7@signal.dera.gov.uk>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
CC: www-rdf-logic@w3.org


Graham Klyne wrote:

> > > I don't see that removing rdf:type makes it invalid RDF.
> >
> >M&S says "this [collection] resource *must* be declared to be an
> >instance of one of the container object types defined above" (my
> >emphasis).
> >
> >In addition, if we don't know what type of collection it is, we can't
> >always handle it correctly - in some cases we might want to merge Bags
> >or Alternatives (by renumbering) but this might not make sense for
> >Sequences; or the order of merging might be significant, or we might
> >want to render them differently in a graphical RDF viewer, etc.
> 
> I agree it might not be a valid container description, but it still seems
> like valid RDF to me.

Yes, I see what you mean. I don't think it would be very _useful_ RDF
though, for the reasons above...

>      <rdf:Description about="http://example.com/foo">
>        <rdf:li>xxx</rdf:li>
>        <rdf:li>yyy</rdf:li>
>      </rdf:Description>

Regards,

David Allsopp

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