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Re: Reference to "the" Resource Description Framework?

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:25:07 -0700
Message-ID: <20110913202507.29201xd18ktqol1v@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Tom, I think it depends on the context, and "the" works for me in that  
case. Here's the opening line of the RDF primer:

"The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a language for  
representing information about resources in the World Wide Web."

The way it feels to me, "RDF" can stand alone but "Resource  
Description Framework" needs "the" -- because you wouldn't say "such  
as framework". And, no, I cannot cite any grammar rule to back this up.


Quoting Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>:

> Dear all,
> I have removed the "the" from the reference to RDF, which now reads:
>     Linked Data is expressed using standards such as Resource  
> Description Framework (RDF)...
> ...not: "such as _the_ Resource Description Framework".
> Tom
> [1]  
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&diff=6438&oldid=6431
> --
> Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>

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