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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 06:40:29 -0700
Cc: Sebastian Germesin <sebastian.germesin@dfki.de>, 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>
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To: Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>
I think the appropriate thing to do is to use the prefix that Thomas Baker, ie, DCMI, prefers... 

Ivan

On Jun 10, 2011, at 03:34 , Niklas Lindström wrote:

> 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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