[rdfweb-dev] foaf gender (was: Some RDF stats)

Cayzer, Steve Steve.Cayzer at hp.com
Thu Aug 7 10:18:26 UTC 2003


> <Person>
>  <foaf:name>Alice A</foaf:name>  
> <foaf:gender>female</foaf:gender> </Person>
> 
> vs
> 
> <Person>
>  <foaf:name>Alice</foaf:name>
> <foaf:gender rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/female"/>
> </Person>
> 
> vs 
> 
> <Person>
>  <foaf:name>Alice</foaf:name>
>  <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Female"/>
> </Person>
>  

Dan, why would you prefer the first over the second? 
Surely the second is unambiguous and hence preferable to free text strings
and all the problems that creates ("female" vs "Female" vs "woman" vs that
circly thing with a cross)
But I'm sure I've missed something here

Steve



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