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Re: RDF-ISSUE-80 (rdf:PlainLiteral): Ask OWL and RIF WGs to update the rdf:PlainLiteral spec [RDF General]

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:58:56 -0500
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1321541936.14897.65.camel@waldron>
On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 18:13 +0100, Ivan Herman wrote:
> The problem is that both the OWL and RIF are in dormant state. What this means is that if XSD Datatypes become a standard, they will both wake up, change the references in their document, maybe handle some errors, publish an edited document, and then the groups will be closed...
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> I am not sure that what you propose is editorial only in terms of the document. If it is not, I do no think it is that simple...
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> David or Guus, it would be a good idea to contact officially the RIF and OWL WG chairs on this. Cc it to the Coordination Group...

Are we really breaking backward compatibility that much?  Let's just
include some "Historical Notes" in RDF 1.1 that explains what terms like
"Plain Literal" meant, and how they should now be understood.  Then, I
think, existing systems will be fine.     (Or... perhaps I'm missing
something.)

    -- Sandro

> Thanks
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> Ivan
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> On Nov 10, 2011, at 18:06 , RDF Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
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> > RDF-ISSUE-80 (rdf:PlainLiteral): Ask OWL and RIF WGs to update the rdf:PlainLiteral spec [RDF General]
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> > http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/80
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> > Raised by: Richard Cyganiak
> > On product: RDF General
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> > The ISSUE-12 and ISSUE-71 resolutions, which are now implemented in the RDF Concepts ED [1], have removed the distinction between plain and typed literals from the RDF abstract syntax.
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> > This has a major effect on the rdf:PlainLiteral spec [2]. Parts of it are now obsolete, and the rest needs updating.
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> > RDF-WG should ask OWL-WG and RIF-WG to update the document.
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> > [1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-concepts/index.html
> > [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-plain-literal/
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