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Re: Followup on Dublin Core namespace

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 13:38:56 +0100
Message-ID: <47A858E0.70704@w3.org>
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
CC: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Ralph et al,

this may also be relevant:

http://ivanherman.wordpress.com/2008/02/01/new-dcmi-documents-published/

Ivan

Ralph R. Swick wrote:
> ACTION: Ralph followup with Dublin Core on what's going on with their namespace URI [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2007/12/06-rdfa-minutes.html#action01]
> 
> Context:
> During a discussion of "follow your nose" principles [1] we got
> to talking about the examples we use in the Primer and noted
> a desire that the examples also be illustrative of best practice
> w.r.t. the SWD "Recipes" Working Draft [4].
> 
>   [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/12/06-rdfa-minutes.html#item02
> 
> Ben and I were both remembering that at one time there
> was an HTML version of the Dublin Core namespace document.
> We both were surprised that there was no longer an HTML
> document served at the Dublin Core namespace URI and
> I took an action to find out why our memory didn't match
> current reality.
> 
> Resolution:
> It turns out that Ben and I were remembering a *very* old state
> of reality.   The Dublin Core 1.1 vocabulary has been served
> in RDF/XML form since 2001 [2].  Until August of 2006 the
> content type had been given as text/html.  In August 2006
> the content type was changed to application/rdf+xml, per
> W3C recommendation.
> 
>    [2] http://dublincore.org/schemas/rdfs/
> 
> So, it seems that Ben and I were having flashbacks to pre-
> DC 1.1 days when we thought we'd seen HTML served from
> the namespace URI.  That hasn't actually been the case for
> many years.
> 
> I think this completes the action I had from that discussion.
> 
> I have it on good authority (see [2,3]) that there are plans in
> place to fully support redirects of the form recommended by [4].
> So we may continue to use the Dublin Core vocabulary in our
> examples and expect that at some point in the future it will
> serve multiple content types as preferred by a client.
> 
>    [3] http://www.oclc.org/news/releases/200669.htm
>    [4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-swbp-vocab-pub-20080123/
> 
> 

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