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Re: Disambiguation; keeping the "U" in "URI"

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 14:34:09 +0100
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To: <msabin@interx.com>, <dcmi-feedback@dublincore.org>
Cc: <www-archive@w3.org>
[Note to DCMI people: raises an issue with the DC elements 1.1 schema, and
is CC'd to a publically archived [1] list.]

> Mark Baker wrote,
> > <http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html> dc:Creator
> > <http://www.markbaker.ca/>
> >
> > BTW, http://www.markbaker.ca/index.html is an HTML
> > representation of me.
>
> In which case the assertion states that an HTML representation
> of Mark Baker created an HTML document.

Just a small FYI correction: dc:creator means for creator(x, y) that x has
the creator y. Actually, it's not remarkably clear from the DCMI
documentation:-

[[[
<rdf:Property rdf:about="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator">
  <rdfs:label>Author/Creator</rdfs:label>
  <rdfs:comment>An entity primarily responsible for making the content of
the resource.</rdfs:comment>
  <eor:comment>Examples of a Creator include a person, an organisation, or
a service. Typically, the name of a Creator should be used to indicate the
entity.</eor:comment>
  <rdfs:isDefinedBy rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" />
  </rdf:Property>
]]]
- http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator

Dan Connolly notes that documenting with a for x(y, z) ... syntax is
important:-

[[[
comments: use full sentences! don't say "the size of the object". say "for
size(X, Y) read: the size of X is Y."
]]] - http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
last revised $Date: 2002/04/08 17:51:35 $

You may want to update the schema to make it less confusing.

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--
Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://purl.org/net/swn#> .
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