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ISSUE-147: Last Call Comment: Notations as plain literals

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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 21:14:37 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-147: Last Call Comment: Notations as plain literals


Raised by: Alistair Miles
On product: SKOS

Raised by Erik Hennum in [1]:

While it should certainly be possible to specify a datatype for a notation,
relying on the datatype to identify the classification scheme and thus
effectively requiring the datatype seems complex and a barrier to adoption.

Would it be possible to use a distinct skos:ConceptScheme instead of a
datatype to identify each notational classification scheme?  enumerating
the notations with skos:Concepts?  Mapping properties could then associate
the concepts from the notational classification scheme with concepts in the
scheme that's the focus of interest.  The datatype could then be optional
and used for validation of value format (as is commonly expected for XML
Schema datatypes).

The cost would be some indirection, but that could be mitigated by minting
URI identifiers for notational concepts in which the final step is a
recognizable variant on the notation for the concept.  The benefit would be
consistency, simplicity, and a public, reusable SKOS definition of each
notational classification scheme.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Jun/0103.html
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