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Re: rdf:XMLLiteral and the RDF namespace

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:07:07 +0100
Message-ID: <o2m640dd5061004290507ma9fb102dz4845241937dbdd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Constantine Hondros <Constantine.Hondros@wolterskluwer.com>, "public-rdfa@w3.org Community" <public-rdfa@w3.org>, W3C RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Hi Ivan,

> So a default profile (if we go down that line, that is) could
> - include prefixes for standard vocabularies
> - include terms for some of the most important datatypes, including XMLLiteral

Yes, sounds good.

> - maybe, but only maybe, terms for some of the most important rdf/rdfs/owl terms like seeAlso or sameAs
> although, I must admit, I am quite weary about the third thing because, well, how would we pick those
> terms? We do not really have a statistics to rely on... But that important point is that a profile file can
> include all these in one place

Mmm...you know what? I *really* like this!

I think seeAlso and sameAs have wide enough usage, and what's more,
this is absolutely in the spirit of what RDFa is all about.

RDFa is in many ways about giving people who /don't/ understand RDF, a
way to mark up their documents such that people who /do/ understand
RDF can create clever software based on the data.

Semwebbers would obviously love to get access to sameAs and seeAlso
information, and by making it easy for authors to provide it --
without confusing them with 'owl' this and 'rdfs' that -- many
interesting possibilities open up.

I think this is would be a great addition to the default profile, Ivan.



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