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Re: Reference to "the" Resource Description Framework?

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:05:27 -0400
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110914140527.GA37210@julius>
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 08:25:07PM -0700, Karen Coyle wrote:
> 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.

I buy that; the opening sentence of the primer is a good example to follow.
Undone [1].


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&action=edit&undoafter=6431&undo=6438

Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
Received on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:06:11 UTC

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