[foaf-dev] foaf:mbox but not IFP?

Dave Brondsema dave at brondsema.net
Thu Jan 3 04:16:19 GMT 2008

What should I use instead of foaf:mbox when the property should NOT be
an Inverse Functional Property?  Example: I'm starting an address book
(and more) webapp for my family and my Aunt and Uncle both use the same
email address.

http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#term_mbox says "Note that there are many
mailboxes (eg. shared ones) which are not the foaf:mbox of anyone" but
it doesn't say what they should be.

What's my best option?

http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/pim/contact#mailbox is an IFP also.

http://www.w3.org/2001/vcard-rdf/3.0#EMAIL seems verbose

http://norman.walsh.name/2005/12/05/vcard looks better but probably
isn't widely used.

http://rdfs.org/sioc/ns#email looks good


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