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Re: vCard RDF compromises

From: Garret Wilson <garret@globalmentor.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 18:11:26 -0700
Message-ID: <4681B93E.50408@globalmentor.com>
To: Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

Bruce,

Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
>
> On Jun 26, 2007, at 5:38 PM, Garret Wilson wrote:
>
>> I'd really like to switch to camelCase and get an updated version of 
>> the spec soon. Comments?
>
> Notwithstanding the modeling issues, what are the implications of 
> changing already-deployed predicate names for what are in effect 
> aesthetic reasons? I really don't have much of an opinion; just asking.

I'm going to make a (biased) guess that there aren't that many RDF vCard 
implementations in the wild based upon the November 2006 specification 
in question. There are probably more implementations that use the 2001 
note at http://www.w3.org/TR/vcard-rdf which recommends 
ALL-CAPITAL-PROPERTIES.

The current climate seems to have settled on ClassName and propertyName, 
and if we're going to make an effort for syntactic consistency, now is 
the best time to make the change.

See also:

http://xml.coverpages.org/camelCase.html
http://docs.oasis-open.org/specGuidelines/namingGuidelines/resourceNamingCommentary.html
http://dublincore.org/documents/dcq-html/

Garret
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 01:11:32 UTC

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