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Re: schema

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 26 Apr 2002 08:07:10 -0500
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1019826430.17366.301.camel@dirk>
On Fri, 2002-04-26 at 05:20, Dan Brickley wrote:
> 
> I've got comments from Frank and Jan to fold in, and am still fiddling
> with images (using omnigraffle). Aaron's right that the latter half of the
> spec could be shorter, though it can't just be a table of classes and
> properties; we need to say what they are. i'll try using HTML definition
> lists.
> 
> I think the doc is starting to look like a Working Draft again, but I
> doubt its a release candidate. Having it available prominently as a
> WG-internal draft during WWW2002 (alongside Primer) from our home page is
> probably the way to go.

Please, no. No asking the community to review editor's drafts.

If it's good enough for the WWW2002 audience, it's good enough
for /TR/ publication.

> 
> Re the classes and properties, did I miss any or goof any definitions?
> there is some terminology confusion: re container, and i'm not sure what
> to do with the extensibility stuff yet. That's quite important given the
> whole webont layering thing, should probably be lifted up into the first
> part of the doc.
> 
> Another worry re terminology is that we have two Semantic Web working
> groups. One group calls RDF schemas 'schemas', the other calls them
> 'ontologies'. To date we've not really used the latter term in RDF Core
> specs. I personally don't like it, but that's not important. What is
> importnat is terminological consistency at least within the RDF-based
> corner of W3C's work. I'm stumped as to what we do about that. People will
> ask us (of some RDF/XML schema that uses WebOnt machinery) whether it is
> an 'ontology' or a 'schema'. Maybe we don't need an answer, but it does
> seem a bit odd to not know collectively (in WebOnt + RDF Core) what we
> think we're talking about. Editorial suggestions / contribs on this
> welcomed...
> 
> Dan
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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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