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Re: ISSUE-171: Last Call Comment: Range of skos:member

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 10:29:21 +0100
To: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20081023092921.GE9010@skiathos>

Here's a draft response to Jeremy on ISSUE-171, comments welcome.

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Dear Jeremy,

In response to your comment below:

On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 01:57:25PM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> ISSUE-171: Last Call Comment: Range of skos:member
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/171
> Raised by: Sean Bechhofer
> On product: SKOS
> Raised by Jeremy Carroll in [1]:
> 11) range of skos:member (editorial?)
> I take it as deliberate that no range was specified, although the examples are
> consistent with a range being the union of skos:Concept with skos:Collection.
> A discussion of the (lack of) range probably should be added to the notes section.

We propose to make an editorial change to the SKOS Reference, adding a
note to section 9.6 along the lines of:

""" Note that no range is stated for the property
skos:member. I.e. the range is effectively the class of all resources
(rdfs:Resource). The decision not to state any range has been made to
provide some flexibility, enabling extensions to SKOS to define new
classes of resource but still use skos:Collection and skos:member to
arrange them in labeled and/or ordered groups. """

Would this be acceptable?

Kind regards,


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0077.html

Alistair Miles
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