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Updating the VoID spec

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:17:41 +0100
To: Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Message-ID: <55C1E2C5.4040805@w3.org>
Dear all,

Following the demise of rdfs.org [1] and INSIGHT's statement of intent 
to maintain vocab.deri.ie [2], we need to update the specification 
document at http://www.w3.org/TR/void/

The current version [3] points to the rdfs.org namespace of course.

I've created a GitHub repository for the SWIG [4] and, within that, have 
had a first pass at updating the voID document [5].

The offer remains on the table to host the VoID vocabulary at 
www.w3.org/ns/void. At the time of writing, vocab.deri.ie remains 

The major change is, of course, the change in namespace, but there are 
many references in that document that are out of date so I've had to do 
more than just search and replace the namespace URI. For example, since 
VoID was written, RDF 1.1 has been finalised etc. Changes are listed in 
the change log at the end of the document.

The W3C process for updating the document is pretty simple in this case 
[6]. We just need to make sure that members of this Interest Group - 
i.e. this mailing list - are content with the changes and then Dan, as 
SWIG chair, can call a vote (by e-mail).

The doc in the GH repo has a suggested date for the new publication of 
18 August but there's no need to feel tied to that. If you want write 
access to the repo, please just let me know your relevant ID. 
Suggestions for improvements are welcome of course.



[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2015Aug/0010.html
[2] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2015Aug/0013.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/NOTE-void-20110303/
[4] https://github.com/w3c/swig/
[5] http://w3c.github.io/swig/void/
[6] http://www.w3.org/2014/Process-20140801/#Note


Phil Archer
W3C Data Activity Lead

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