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RE: dataset and Dataset

From: Makx Dekkers <makx@makxdekkers.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:52:49 +0200
To: "'Bill Roberts'" <bill@swirrl.com>, <public-gld-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006201ce31eb$b83f12e0$28bd38a0$@makxdekkers.com>

I'd like to point to a decision taken by the Dublin Core Metadata
Initiative and documented at
http://dublincore.org/documents/naming-policy/ :


"No DCMI Term Names will be assigned that differ from other Names only
in regard to case."


Can you refer to cases where vocabularies use the same name for a class
and a property with only difference in case?


I looked at other vocabularies (FOAF, VOID, SKOS,  GoodRelations, DOAP,
MO, RDFS) and none of them seem to do this. I found some examples where
they use class name Something and then have a property hasSomething
(e.g. GoodRelations). 


Data Cube is the only other example that I could find where the same
names are used with upper and lower case, but I haven't done a deep


I have no opinion either way but it may be good to listen to what
implementers say.






From: Bill Roberts [mailto:bill@swirrl.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 12:13 PM
To: public-gld-comments@w3.org
Subject: Re: dataset and Dataset


I understand but disagree with Alasdair's point on potential confusion
between dataset and Dataset.  The convention of lower case for predicate
and upper case for class (usually the range of the corresponding
predicate) is now quite well established and is quite easy for new
people to learn - because it is widely used.  So sticking to this
approach seems fine to me.







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