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date property (was Re: Proposed Responses to AWWSW comments on HTTP-in-RDF)

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:36:02 +0100
Message-ID: <4993FB92.60106@w3.org>
To: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
CC: ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>

Hi Johannes, all,

Ref: <http://esw.w3.org/topic/AwwswHttpVocabularyInRdfComments>

Johannes Koch wrote:
>> Date
> Recommending the use of a date property was a comment on an earlier 
> draft. These dates are not part of HTTP. And so we think there should 
> not be a specific date property in the HTTP-in-RDF vocabulary. ThatÄs 
> why we proposed the use of dc:date here.

My suggestion would be to invite further advice on this topic. Consider 
a simple tweak to say something like:

"Since dates are not part of the HTTP specification, we did not want to 
define such a property in the HTTP-in-RDF vocabulary. We understood the 
definition of dc:date to be broad enough to apply to timestamps. We 
would be happy to consider terms for timestamps provided by other RDF 

PS: the fact that we added a date property in response to a comment is 
irrelevant. We adopted it and should explain why we chose this design.


Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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