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Re: Call for agenda items

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 06:06:51 -0500
To: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031106110651.GF24890@w3.org>

* Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org> [2003-11-06 10:41+0000]
> 
> At this stage of the game, if we choose to make any substantive changes in 
> response to these comments I think they should be simple excisions.
> 
> I could see removing the preference for the first Alt as an excision.  Or 
> simply removing Alt all together?  There's nothing special about rdf:Alt 
> that users couldn't define their own vocabulary for it.  (Personally, I 
> think Alt is rather like the human appendix:  of little practical value and 
> a potential source of inflammation.)

rdf:Alt is embarrasing junk. I all too frequently find myself talking with 
implementors who are good-heartedly taking our specs at face value and
try to use it. Wish I'd had the energy to argue against it at a more
timely time.

A deprecatory sentence (in which spec?) might do the job...

Dan
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