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Re: Comments on http://beta.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:14:32 -0500
To: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <22797291-44A6-43AD-87BE-DF4B1CA7BF41@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 16 Sep 2009, at 4:38 AM, Norman Gray wrote:

> Greetings.
> The Semantic Web page on the beta.w3.org site was recently mention  
> on public-lod@w3.org <http://beta.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/>.

Hello Norman, thanks for writing.

> It looks very attractive, but:
> * Under the 'Inference' head you have what appears to be a funny  
> character (intended to be a dash?) after 'one finds inference'.   
> It's probably just an encoding slipup.

Changed to ":"

> * <hobbyhorse>'Linked data are...'?  I am most emphatic that 'data'  
> is a mass noun, and therefore singular.  Since some are rash enough  
> to disagree, the argument can probably be sidestepped by something  
> like 'The linked data project is empowered...' or 'This linked data  
> web is empowered...'</hobbyhorse>

Changed to "is."

I think there are two camps. I "naturally" say "data is" but sometimes  
think theoretically I should say "are."

Am happy to go with "is" and see what storm ensues (storms ensue?).

  _ Ian
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