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Re: PROPOSED RESOLUTION: use dcterms for the maker element and rename to creator

From: Phil Archer <parcher@icra.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 14:44:34 +0100
Message-ID: <48736F42.5080505@icra.org>
To: Public POWDER <public-powderwg@w3.org>

Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich wrote:
> Hi 
> +1 for the resolution and also a question:  Why don't we allow both FOAF
> and DC?

I guess we could but we'd need the schema to allow either and the XSLT 
to handle either... and it just seems to be simpler and therefore less 
error-prone to choose one or the other.


>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-powderwg-request@w3.org 
>> [mailto:public-powderwg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Phil Archer
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 3:01 PM
>> To: Public POWDER
>> Subject: PROPOSED RESOLUTION: use dcterms for the maker 
>> element and rename to creator
>> Following my exchange with Dan Bri just now [1], I'd like to 
>> propose that we change the name of the POWDER <maker> element 
>> to <creator> and change the transform so that this becomes 
>> <dcterms:creator>.
>> Note that the legacy (and commonly seen) dc:creator just 
>> takes a string whereas dcterms:creator has the range of dcterms:Agent.
>> This does not prevent using FOAF terms within a dcterms:Agent 
>> class (which is good because FOAF has some very useful terms 
>> already) but it does eliminate POWDER's formal dependence on FOAF.
>> We can consider the resolution properly next week at the f2f 
>> but if there are any comments ahead of that, please speak up.
>> Thanks
>> Phil.
>> [1]
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-powderwg/2008Jul/0028.html
>> onwards
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