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Re: [ij@w3.org: Proposed TAG Finding: Internet Media Type registration, consistency of use] (fwd)

From: patrick hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 11:56:51 -0500
Message-Id: <p05111703b9117def7d18@[]>
To: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>I agree with your "gut feel".  At the level of description provided 
>by MIME content-types, I think that all RDF "languages" are 
>effectively the same.

I agree. But is RDF the same as RDFS (and how about RDFD ??). This 
question may be relevant to Massimo's worries about exactly how to 
specify conformance, BTW.


>Indeed, I think it should/will be the norm that different schema are 
>mixed in a single document, and any processing rules implied by the 
>MIME type should not vary based on the schema employed.
>The situation is different if languages layered on RDF have 
>syntactic as well as schema extensions (or other fundamental 
>extensions that go beyond the RDFcore language):  e.g. DAML and its 
>collection syntax.  In these cases, I think there is probably some 
>need for a separate MIME type.
>At 09:07 PM 5/21/02 -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
>>Excuse the crosspost (RDFCore WG and SemWeb Coordination Group). Please
>>direct followups to one of these lists.
>>The TAG are making decisions about media type registration that affect W3C
>>WGs who are defining 'languages'. We might want to consider whether RDF
>>(RDFCore, RDFS, WebOnt, ...) is, for these purposes, one or several
>>'languages'. We might also want to consider whether each new RDF Schema
>>that a (working) group defines is a 'language' in the sense used in this
>>TAG proposal. My gut reaction is that registering an Internet Media Type
>>for each new RDF Schema would be counter-productive. RDF is designed for
>>fine-grained mixing; Media Types are useful for course-grained dispatching
>>based on content type. But I need to think about this some more...
>>There isn't much time till their suggested closure date of May 28th. I'm
>>not sure what the next sensible step is? Brian, EricM, DanC?
>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 21:04:14 -0400
>>From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
>>To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
>>Subject: [ij@w3.org: Proposed TAG Finding: Internet Media Type registration,
>>      consistency  of use]
>>Resent-Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 20:56:08 -0400 (EDT)
>>Resent-From: xml-dist-app@w3.org
>>This is primarily in response to our questions to the TAG.
>>----- Forwarded message from "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org> -----
>>Message-ID: <3CEAA246.6060806@w3.org>
>>Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 15:38:46 -0400
>>From: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
>>Organization: W3C
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>>On behalf of the TAG, I have published
>>    "TAG Finding: Internet Media Type registration,
>>     consistency of use" [1].
>>The TAG invites people to review this finding. The TAG
>>will consider this finding "accepted" unless there
>>is substantial opposition expressed on this list
>>prior to 28 May (say, end of day Boston time).
>>Draft and accepted findings are available at
>>the TAG's Web site [2].
>>Thank you,
>>   _Ian
>>[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2002/0129-mime
>>      Last modified: $Date: 2002/05/21 19:24:38 $ by
>>      $Author: ijacobs $. $Revision: 1.24 $
>>[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/findings
>>Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>>Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
>>----- End forwarded message -----
>>Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
>>Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
>>http://www.markbaker.ca       http://www.idokorro.com
>Graham Klyne
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