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Re: Proposed PR Document set

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:20:01 +0200
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>, SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090618132001.GD3600@octavius>
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 02:56:11PM +0200, Dan Brickley wrote:
> >On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 07:46:36PM +0200, Thomas Baker wrote:
> >>So that we do not lose track of them, the following variants will be
> >>supported for the convenience of developers:
> >>
> >>     http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core           for 
> >>     http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#
> >>     http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core.rdf       for 
> >>     http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos.rdf
> >>     http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos-xl             for 
> >>     http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos-xl#
> >>     http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos-xl.rdf         for 
> >>     http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-xl.rdf
> >>     http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/owl1-dl.rdf    for 
> >>     http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-owl1-dl.rdf
> >
> >Ralph,
> >
> >I note that the last link (owl1-dl.rdf) does not yet resolve.
> 
> Looking at this RDF, I'm confused re use of dct:creator
> 
> In http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-xl.rdf  I see
> 
>   xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"
> 
>   <owl:Ontology rdf:about="http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos-xl">
>     <dct:creator>Alistair Miles</dct:creator>
>     <dct:creator>Sean Bechhofer</dct:creator>
> 
> Whereas in http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#terms-creator I 
> read "An entity primarily responsible for making the resource.", 
> "Examples of a Creator include a person, an organization, or a service. 
> Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the entity."
>  and critically,
> "Has Range: 	http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent"
> 
> If I look at http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator I see RDF/XML confirming this,
> 
> <rdf:Description 
> rdf:about="http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator">...<rdfs:range 
> rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/terms/Agent"/>etc.
> 
> How do we properly express that "Alistair Miles" is a name of a creator 
> of the ontology? If I understand current best practice, dct:creator 
> points to an Agent. What's Dublin Core's preferred property for the name?

That's well-spotted!  There is no officially preferred property,
but foaf:name is the obvious candidate.

For the sake of completeness I note that dc:creator "Alistair
Miles" would not actually be incorrect (because
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator has no range), though we
should not encourage use of this less precise legacy property.

Tom

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Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Received on Thursday, 18 June 2009 13:20:44 UTC

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