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Re: call for agenda items

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 07:56:25 -0500
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>, ext Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20021205075625.F28887@tux.w3.org>

* Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com> [2002-12-05 14:34+0200]
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> [Patrick Stickler, Nokia/Finland, (+358 40) 801 9690, patrick.stickler@nokia.com]
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "ext Dave Beckett" <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
> To: "Graham Klyne" <GK@NineByNine.org>
> Cc: "Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>; "RDF Core" <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
> Sent: 05 December, 2002 14:11
> Subject: Re: call for agenda items 
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> > >>>Graham Klyne said:
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> > > At 09:40 AM 12/5/02 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:
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> > > >Sorry this is late.  I've been buried in other stuff and my network at 
> > > >home went down last night.  I'm catching up this morning.
> > > >
> > > >Suggestions for agenda items for this weeks telecon welcome.  Please let 
> > > >me know what, if any, key issues you feel we need to discuss.
> > > 
> > > Should rdf:value be deprecated?
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> > No.
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> > We owe the community not to arbitrarily chuck out stuff
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> I wouldn't consider a decision to deprecate rdf:value as "arbitrary".
> Clearly there's been alot of thought and discussion about it, and
> the fact that it has no actual semantics in the MT suggests that it
> has no place in the RDF vocabulary.

That's a flawed argument, imho. Many meaningful constructs can't be 
easily captured using MT or inference rules (unless you build a 
supporting framework on the scale of Cyc). For eg., rdfs:seeAlso and 
most of Dublin Core would probably also be thrown out on such principles.

Dan
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