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Re: keep RDFS a separate layer from RDF

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 11 Jul 2003 16:42:32 -0500
To: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1057959751.27418.90.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Fri, 2003-07-11 at 16:18, Graham Klyne wrote:
> Until now, I've understood that, as a working group, we've been moving 
> toward defining RDF *and* RDFS, without being particularly concerned about 
> layering the defining documents.

Not so; I was very concerned about this in my Nov 2002 review
of RDF concepts:

  "<CRITICAL>...the normative documentation of RDF doesn't include RDFS"
  --
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Nov/0001.html

and you accepted the comment.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Nov/0076.html

>   I think it's rather late in the day to 
> start backing away from this position.

On the contrary, it's rather late to start mixing them.

> Lacking some more compelling rationale, I'm inclined to decline this request.

I hope you find this compelling.


> #g
> --
> 
> At 09:59 11/07/03 -0500, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> >Please keep links from concepts to [RDF-VOCABULARY]
> >informative, and add a note to semantics that
> >while it specifies both languages, it completely
> >specifies RDF without reference to RDFS.
> >
> >In particular, strike the 2nd bullet under
> >"4. RDF Core URI Vocabulary and Namespaces (Normative)"
> >http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/TR/WD-rdf-concepts-20030117/#section-URIspaces
> >
> >http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema# (conventionally associated with
> >namespace prefix rdfs:)
> >
> >and move the [RDF-VOCABULARY] citation from the list of
> >normative references to the informative references.
> >
> >--
> >Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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