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re: status of rdf, rdfs, and owl ``namespace files''

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 11:30:02 +0100
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To: "Efthymiou, Nick" <Nick.Efthymiou@schwab.com>, "'www-rdf-comments@w3.org'" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>, dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>, jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
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At 15:06 10/03/2003 -0700, Efthymiou, Nick wrote:

>In my opinion, this topic is related to the 3rd Note in
>Following the principles laid out by TBL in
>and http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Axioms.html (Cool URIs don't change),
>the w3c SHOULD provide a new URI to replace
>http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns# ,
>possibly a mnemonically similar one, say
>http://www.w3.org/2003/22-rdf-syntax-ns# ,
>and the "namespace document" at the replacement URI should contain the
>noted under the 2nd Note of
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20030123/#section-Namespace
>namely the addition of List, first, rest, nil, nodeID, XMLLiteral and
>This will (1) allow users and tool evaluators to discern whether a RDF tool
>the semantics of 1999 RDF or whether it implements the semantics of RDF /
>as extended to support OWL and
>(2) allow tool implementors to use a conforming source document (namely the
>namespace document posted by the w3c) to build conforming tools.
>Just my two cents.
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