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RDF changes

From: R.V.Guha <guha@alpiri.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 10:01:06 -0700
Message-ID: <3AE06B52.A554A083@alpiri.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
In the spirit of considering changes to what exists, I'd like to propose

that we  at least consider the following:

RDF M&S puts too many things in one "layer". Maybe we should
have a core which does nothing but define the triple model (and
maybe a syntax). Then comes schema concepts like Class, domain
etc. Then come layers for container, reification, etc.

This will help us put RDF on a firmer logical basis, help explain it,
help implementations, ...

Maybe the new thing is not called RDF, but xRDF or something like


Dan Connolly wrote:

> Of course: just make no changes to the language.
> Another possibility is, as I said, to retrospectively change
> the language we call http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#.
> But that seems rude to all the folks that implemented it.
> And even if we eventually do that, there's no harm
> in using other names for the language that we design in
> the mean time.
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Friday, 20 April 2001 13:02:52 UTC

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