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Re: W3C RDF Model and Syntax Specification enters Last Call

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 23:50:25 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199810110350.XAA09423@locke.ccil.org>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
> On behalf of the W3C RDF Model and Syntax Working Group it gives us great
> pleasure to announce "Last Call" for comments on the RDF Model and Syntax
> Specification, version 1 [RDFMS].
> 
> With the publication of this draft, the RDF Model and Syntax Specification
> enters "last call." The last call period will end on October 23, 1998.
> 
> Comments on this specification may be sent to www-rdf-comments@w3.org.  The
> archive of public comments is available at
> http://www.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments.

I would like to propose a small syntax extension.  I realize that
this is the last call for doing so, but I think the advantage would be
considerable.

The proposal is to allow an "obj" (rule 6.2) to be 
a "member" (rule 6.28) without an intervening "inlineItem"
(rule 6.30).  No change in semantics would be implied.  Doing so
would allow, e.g. Seqs to be embedded directly within Seqs
without otherwise useless "rdf:li" elements.

It would also mean that *any* document type not involving mixed
content could be walked by an RDF engine, provided proper
definitions of containers and typed nodes exist somewhere.
This seems like a real advantage.

-- 
John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.
Received on Saturday, 10 October 1998 23:37:09 GMT

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