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Re: Outline for new RDF document

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 13:04:38 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20020628124758.02056590@15.144.25.13>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>, RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Graham,

You have been very busy; I'm afraid a little too busy.  This outline 
includes rather more than I was expecting this document to contain.  I was 
expecting a pretty unadorned spec with a lot less discursive material.

The motivation for this document was to provide a home for normative 
material that didn't fit anywhere else.

I suggest we start with the minimum that needs to be said.  I attach an 
annotated contents list as a possible starting point.

Brian


     *  1. Introduction
     * 2. RDF overview
- primer          o 2.1 Motivation
- primer         o 2.2 Design goals
                 + 2.2.1 A simple data model
                 + 2.2.2 Formal semantics and well-founded inference
                 + 2.2.3 Extensible URI-based vocabulary
                 + 2.2.4 XML-based syntax
                 + 2.2.5 Use XML schema datatypes
                 + 2.2.6 Anyone can say anything about anything
                 + 2.2.7 Universal expression of ground facts
- yes but that's not overview          + 2.2.8 A basis for binding agrements
- ditto          o 2.3 Meaning of RDF documents
                 + 2.3.1 Formal semantics
                 + 2.3.2 Social meaning
                 + 2.3.3 Interaction between social and formal meaning
- ditto          + 2.3.4 Implications of asserting RDF
           o 2.4 RDF concepts
                 + 2.4.1 Graph data model
                 + 2.4.2 URI-based vocabulary
           + 2.4.3 XML serialization syntax
     * 3. RDF specification
- rdfs stuff does not belong here
- rdf vocabulary does not belong here
-           o 3.1 URI vocabulary collections
           o 3.2 Graph syntax
- no          o 3.3 Formal semantics
- no          o 3.4 XML serialization syntax
- no          o 3.5 RDF vocabulary definitions
- no          + 3.5.1 RDF defined vocabulary terms
- no          o 3.6 RDF datatyping
- no          o 3.7 MIME content type registration
- no          o 3.8 Test cases
- no    o 3.9 Primer
     * 4. Graph syntax
- no    o 4.1 Reserved URIs in graph syntax
     * 5. RDF vocabulary informal semantics
     * 6. Additional technical considerations
           o 6.1 Internationalization
           o 6.2 Character normalization
           o 6.3 Conformance
- primer    o 6.4 RDF in HTML
     * 7. Acknowledgments
no need for previous WG members
     * 8. References
- rather too long and grandiose.

           o 6.1 Normative References
     o 6.2 Informational References



At 16:31 21/06/2002 +0100, Graham Klyne wrote:

>A first cut (dated 21-June) of the document is at:
>
>   http://www.ninebynine.org/wip/RDF-basics/Current/Overview.htm
>
>This version has some textual content, but that is under active review, 
>and the document is being offered at this time mainly for consideration of 
>the outline structure.
>
>#g
>
>
>-------------------
>Graham Klyne
><GK@NineByNine.org>
Received on Friday, 28 June 2002 08:05:18 EDT

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