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Re: keep RDFS a separate layer from RDF

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 15:15:14 -0400
Message-ID: <3F130142.4CD34B35@mitre.org>
To: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
CC: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

Graham--

The changes you suggest will solve the problem.  And I would argue for
making the changes.

--Frank

Graham Klyne wrote:
> 
> At 12:28 14/07/03 -0400, Frank Manola wrote:
> >In Section 4, there appears:
> >
> >"Used with the RDF/XML serialization, these URI prefix strings
> >correspond to XML namespace names [XML-NS] associated with the RDF core
> >vocabulary terms."
> >
> >This seems to suggest that the two things we have to try to distinguish
> >are "the RDF core" and RDF schema, and that there are differences
> >between "RDF", "RDF core", and "RDF Schema". If there are such
> >differences, could you say what they are?  In the Primer, I've been
> >trying to keep distinct "RDF" and "RDF Schema" (the word "core" doesn't
> >appear, except in connection with the name of the WG).  If there's no
> >difference between "RDF" and "RDF core" (as being the language for which
> >Concepts defines the abstract syntax and Syntax defines the RDF/XML
> >syntax), then I'd sure suggest deleting the word "core", as causing
> >potential questions.
> 
> Er, yes.  That was attempting to follow the semantics spec, where
> entailments are dealt with in terms of simple-, RDF- and RDFS-.  I also
> seem to have used terminology inconsistently :-(
> 
> I think this could be improved, e.g. revising the section 1 paragraph you
> quote to read something like:
> [[
> The framework is designed so that vocabularies can be layered on top of
> the basic RDF language.  The RDF vocabulary definition language (RDF
> schema) [RDF-VOCABULARY] is the first such vocabulary. Others (cf. OWL
> [OWL] and the applications mentioned in the primer [RDF-PRIMER]) are in
> development.
> ]]
> and changing later use of RDF core to be just "RDF".
> 
> I feel too close to judge if this is a needed editorial change at this
> stage, though I do feel inclined to make it.
> 
> #g
> 
> -------------------
> Graham Klyne
> <GK@NineByNine.org>
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