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Latest SKOS draft - not backwards compatible with various published data sets

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 11:25:01 +0200
Message-ID: <485782ED.2000204@mondeca.com>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>

Hi folks

Not sure everyone is aware of this, I just discovered it yesterday.
The latest draft of SKOS has been published last week (June 9) at 
http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/
I noticed two important modifications making it *not compatible with 
some published data sets* in the LOD cloud, including DBpedia
- SKOS namespace has changed. See my rant about it and ongoing 
discussion at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2008Jun/thread.html
- skos:subject, used extensively in DBpedia to link resources to 
categories, was considered "at risk" in the previous draft, is now 
deprecated
See http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/77
I've nothing against the later decision, maybe DBpedia could shift to 
use dcterms:subject instead?

Bernard


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