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Re: ISSUE-180: Last Call Comment: PFWG: skosxl:Label class

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:37:43 +0200
Message-ID: <49006207.8010900@few.vu.nl>
To: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
CC: public-swd-wg@w3.org

Hi Alistair,

Your answer makes much sense, also from the Primer's perspective.

Antoine

> Hi all,
>
> I'm going to break this issue into two parts, with separate responses.
>
> Here is a draft response to the first part of the comment, comments
> welcome.
>
> --- begin draft message ---
>
> Dear Al,
>
> Thank you for your detailed and helpful comments. In response to the
> comment below:
>
> On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 09:54:57AM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
>   
>> ISSUE-180: Last Call Comment: PFWG: skosxl:Label class
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/180
>>
>> Raised by:  Everyone
>> On product: All
>>
>> Raised by Al Gilman on behalf of PFWG in [1]:
>>
>> """
>> Re Appendix A.2. The skosxl:Label Class
>>
>> The new “label framework” goes in the right direction, but does not  
>> go far enough.
>>
>> The skos:hiddenLabel property is considered to be useful for  
>> accessibility-related use cases (where misspellings may occur).
>>
>> The new properties skos:prefLabel and skos:altLabel  conflict with  
>> dc:title.  In fact, these properties co-exist in examples of the SKOS  
>> reference.  Guidance is missing as to when to use the skos-defined  
>> label properties, and when to use dc:title.
>>     
>
> In the SKOS Reference [2], the only time dc:title is used is in the
> example in section 1.3, where it is used to give the title of a
> concept scheme. The properties skos:prefLabel or skos:altLabel are
> never used with concept schemes, only with concepts.
>
> Similarly, the SKOS Primer consistently uses dc:title to give the
> title of a concept scheme, and skos:prefLabel/skos:altLabel to label
> concepts. The use of dc:title and dc:creator to describe a concept
> scheme is described in section 2.5 of the SKOS Primer [3]:
>
> """ 
> The following example shows how to define a concept scheme
> resource (representing a thesaurus) and to describe that resource
> using the dc:title and dc:creator properties from Dublin Core [DC]:
>
> ex:animalThesaurus rdf:type skos:ConceptScheme;
>   dc:title "Simple animal thesaurus";
>   dc:creator ex:antoineIsaac.
> """
>
> Is this sufficient, or would you like to see further clarification?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Alistair
> Sean
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0063.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080829/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-primer-20080829/
>
>   
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