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Re: A new introduction section for RDF Concepts

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:22:14 +0000
Cc: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <FE019575-208B-4C8C-9DEB-84D40BF73CD9@cyganiak.de>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
On 12 Nov 2011, at 08:01, Ivan Herman wrote:
> I wonder whether, at the end, we should not add some words about the updated version of the g-* terminology.

Yes, absolutely. This may become easier once the multigraph design is closer to completion.

> My goal is to make an even more crisp differentiation between the model and the serialization; we all know that conflating these terms for the general public has done a huge harm. Ie, hammering this difference may be useful...

+1

Best,
Richard




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> Ivan
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> On Nov 11, 2011, at 20:22 , Richard Cyganiak wrote:
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>> The 2004 RDF Concepts spec starts with six pages of informative front matter, followed by six pages of normative text.
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>> From a 2011 point of view, the informative first part is not very good. I'd like to replace all of it with new text that is:
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>> * significantly shorter
>> * more relevant to understanding RDF
>> * a better reflection of 2011 understanding
>> * introduces more useful terms not mentioned in the 2004 version
>> (resource, vocabulary, concrete syntax, )
>> * less redundant with the later normative sections
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>> I've drafted new text (using bits of the old text where possible). It's ~2 pages.
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>> http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/wiki/User:Rcygania2/RDF_Concepts_Introduction
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>> I'd appreciate comments on the draft, and please speak up if you have fundamental concerns about this step.
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>> Best,
>> Richard
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>> (Housekeeping: ISSUE-68)
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