* Mikael Nilsson <[log in to unmask]> [2003-03-14 16:55+0100]
> On Fri, 2003-03-14 at 10:28, Dave Beckett wrote:
> > With my RDF Core WG membership hat on - thanks, that's useful
> > feedback. I personally thought it was appropriate (if not perfect -
> > long story) for DC datatypes and will be using it myself since pretty
> > much all RDF applications are DC ones.
> While we're on the topic: I *would* find it useful if the *same* literal
> could be placed as the object of several statements, allowing longer
> texts (more than just atoms such as dates) to be reused.
In an XML encoding of RDF, you could use XML entities to keep document
size down through text re-use. In an RDF implementation, database etc. you
are free to invent your own optimisations to avoid duplication of
textual content. I'm not convinced we _need_ extra machinery in RDF itself
based on this use case (though I can imagine it being handy...).