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

From: Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:34:48 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTikpjiNVZQkLG4vCcnm6_dCCvEdoaw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sebastian Germesin <sebastian.germesin@dfki.de>
Cc: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>, 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>
Hello!

I've seen and always been using 'dct' for DC Terms, though I'm not
sure how common it is in general. I would certainly prefer a short
name. Ideally 'dc' (since "dc11" is legacy), or 'dct' otherwise.

Best regards,
Niklas



On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Sebastian Germesin
<sebastian.germesin@dfki.de> wrote:
> 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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