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Re: Comments on the RDFa Core Default Profile: dcterms prefix

From: Sebastian Germesin <sebastian.germesin@dfki.de>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:45:43 +0200
Cc: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@kellogg-assoc.com>, "public-rdfa-wg@w3.org" <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>, Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
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To: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Hi,

I just did a quick check on Google and found [1].
In their answer, they search on Swoogle [2] for the most used prefixes
and according to their numbers, 'dcterms' is used around 100 times  
more than 'dc'.
Though I - personally - prefer shorter prefixes, I would adopt the  
"most used" prefix.

Unfortunately, Swoogle is down, so I had no chance to verify the  
numbers given in that post.


Best,

Sebastian

[1] http://answers.semanticweb.com/questions/640/dct-or-dcterms
[2] http://swoogle.umbc.edu/index.php?option=com_frontpage&service=digest&queryType=digest_ns&searchString=http://purl.org/dc/terms/



Am 09.06.2011 um 23:42 schrieb Stéphane Corlosquet:

>
>
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org 
> > wrote:
> Hi all:
> What about dct: for dcterms?
>
> I think that using dc: for dcterms may cause more confusion than good.
>
> It will confuse those who know about the two namespaces. Newcomers  
> will not know anything about these namespaces. 'dc' is such a common  
> prefix, it would be a pity to not include it in the default profile,  
> and have to declare it in the list of prefixes. afaik, all terms  
> from the old namespace map well to the new one, but Thomas should  
> confirm this.
>
> Steph.
>
>
> Just my 2 cents.
> Martin Hepp
>
>
> On Jun 9, 2011, at 9:13 PM, Gregg Kellogg wrote:
>
> > On Jun 9, 2011, at 9:12 AM, Stéphane Corlosquet wrote:
> >
> >> If these prefixes are going to become widely used in the future,  
> would it be possible to use the 'dc' prefix instead of 'dcterms' for http://purl.org/dc/terms/? 
>  'dc' is shorter and will look more familiar to newcomers. This was  
> discussed and advised in the DC-ARCHITECTURE during the development  
> of RDFa in Drupal 7, see the rationale by Dan Brickley [2] and the  
> responses from Thomas Baker and Mikael Nilsson [3].
> >
> > +1
> >
> >> regards,
> >> Steph.
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.w3.org/profile/rdfa-1.1#crawl
> >> [2] https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=dc-architecture;6b83a7bf.0909
> >> [3] https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0909&L=dc-architecture&D=0&P=26639
> >
> > Gregg
>
>

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