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Re: [RDFa] ISSUE-3: syntactic sugar for rdf:type

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 10:14:54 +0200
Message-ID: <469C7A7E.5080302@w3.org>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
To make it clear (because I saw the other votes): I will _not_ have
sleepless nights if the attribute is 'instanceof':-)

Ivan

Ivan Herman wrote:
> isa
> 
> Ivan
> 
> Ben Adida wrote:
>> Everyone else on the list: time to express an opinion on which attribute
>> name you'd like, ASAP :)
>>
>> -Ben
>>
>> Ivan Herman wrote:
>>> instanceof is still the closest to the RDF meaning, isa refers back to
>>> the usage in turtle. Although I share Steven's uneasiness about the
>>> two-word thing, they still seem to be the best...
>>>
>>> Among the others listed only 'kind' seems to be appropriate. The others
>>> convey some sort of a meaning that rdf:type does not have...
>>>
>>> Ivan
>>>
>>> Ben Adida wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> In today's telecon, we proposed and resolved to use a *new* attribute,
>>>> rather than @class or @role, for the rdf:type syntactic sugar. Thus,
>>>> @class and @role do not currently result in any triples being generated,
>>>> although one may consider that they will in a future version.
>>>>
>>>> The question, then, is which attribute to use. Steven expressed
>>>> reservations about two-word attributes like "isa" or "instanceof", and
>>>> instead proposed: denotes, depicts, represents, category, ilk, kind.
>>>>
>>>> Other thoughts?
>>>>
>>>> I'm partial to "instanceof" and "kind", and I have no additional
>>>> suggestions.
>>>>
>>>> -Ben
>>>>
> 

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