[rdfweb-dev] Smushing the Semantic Web / Invalid data in IFP's

Julian Bond julian_bond at voidstar.com
Tue Mar 23 15:26:28 UTC 2004


Perry Lorier <perry at coders.net> wrote:
>> - You seem to be making FOAF descriptive statements about multiple 
>>people. Is that deliberate?

>except for #3 (I don't understand?)

There's one or two people (round here) that have FOAF files that are 
mostly about themselves. But they also contain foaf:Persons that don't 
have a knows relation to them and have significant information about 
that person. This is not bad RDF, but I think it is bad FOAF. In the 
sense that you shouldn't be asserting statements about other people 
beyond a name, mbox_sha1sum and maybe a seeAlso. And you shouldn't be 
doing even that except to declare a knows relation.

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