[rdfweb-dev] FoaF RDF structure question(s)... (take 2)

Jim Ley jim at jibbering.com
Sun Jun 1 16:15:30 UTC 2003

"David HM Spector" <spector at zeitgeist.com>
>- Is there any reason that the FaoF description cannot be a tree?

It's RDF, so it's a graph, so it's much more expressive than a tree.

>  Additionally, having the "friends" section(s) be
>either a separate tree or as subtrees of different roles (friends in a
>given role or association) would make the maintenance and
>authentication these records/pointers easier to do.

How is maintenance a problem?  You can have an RDF document for each role,
and manage these entirely seperately to any other role of yours, aslong as
you include something that allows RDF tools to realise that you're the same
person, there would be no problem at all with doing this, you could also of
course seperate out the bits to different parts within the single document,
the RDF model is very flexible in this.


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