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Re: PRIMER: draft data model section

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 22:03:30 -0500
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Message-Id: <35FD7750-C119-11D5-AFD7-003065D5CE46@upclink.com>
Nice work on this piece, some comments:

On Sunday, October 14, 2001, at 06:47  PM, Frank Manola wrote:

> “the creator of [the particular Web page we’re talking about] 
> is “John Smith” “

You seem to imply that the character string "John Smith" wrote 
this web page. As DanC pointed out: "I don't think a 10 
character string created a web page."

Also, you continually use "the" in your RDF statement examples. 
Since little-to-nothing is definitive on the Semantic Web, 
perhaps "a" would be more appropriate as in, "John Smith is a 
creator of http://www.foobar.org/index.html".

> 	the predicate is the characteristic identified by “creator”

As the term predicate seems to confuse a lot of people, perhaps 
"verb" or "property" might be better.

> The triples representing the above three statements would be written:
> http://www.foobar.org/index.html   “creator”           “John 
> Smith”

Can we use a URI for a property, since literal properties aren't 
allowed in RDF 1.0. Even better, can we use N-Triples syntax for 
these statements. You correct this later, but I think it'd be 
better to keep things correct from the beginning.

You might also want to replace foobar.org with example.org.

[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
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