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

Story Henry henry.story at bblfish.net
Fri Jan 4 12:52:49 GMT 2008

+1 for Alex's solution.


On 4 Jan 2008, at 05:44, Alexandre Passant wrote:

>> 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.
> Why not using it for a foaf:Group which includes your Aunt and Uncle ?
> So, the mbox will be an IFP for a group consisting of both of them.
> It will be OK, since the domain of this property is a foaf:Agent, not
> a foaf:Person, unless "ie. an Internet mailbox associated with exactly
> one owner, the first owner of this mailbox." means that the owner
> should be only a single person ( but in that case the domain should be
> changed in the specs).
> IMHO, using a group makes sense.
> Best,
> Alex.

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