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review of current status of the "What's New" document (ACTION-330)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:32:49 -0800
Message-ID: <52962CC1.90500@gmail.com>
To: 'RDF WG' <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
The document isn't nearly finished, so this cannot be a complete review.

Suggestion for important changes list:
- named graphs
- plain literals
- datatypes
- new syntaxes
That's all!  Note, nothing from semantics.

There are several places where the document has too much, or misleading, 

- The paragraph saying the section is about Concepts is misleading and should 
be removed.

- The paragraph saying that Concepts is definitional only.  This is not a 
change, and even if it was, there is no need to talk about that here.  The 
paragraph should be removed

- Rewrite the new syntax paragraph to something like:
   RDF 1.1. introduces a number of new serialization formats. RDF/XML is no 
longer the only recommended serialization format and should be allowed to die 
a deserved death.   The import of an RDF document is carried by the RDF graph 
(or RDF dataset) that results from the document.

- The paragraph on DOM madness should read something like:
    Planned updates ... rdf:HTML.  DOM version 4 is needed to clarify 
functionality ... formats. The unfinished status of ....

- Generalized RDF should not be mentioned here.

- Skolemization should not be mentioned here.

The paragraph on datatypes should say that rdf:XMLLiteral support is optional.

The Semantics section is copied from my message to implementers.  It carries 
too much information and duplicates some of the stuff from before.

The paragraphs starting "Literals", "There is", and "The rdf:XMLLiteral" can 
all be removed.

More when the rest of the document shows up.

Received on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 17:33:19 UTC

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