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Re: What is RDF Schema?

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 12:26:04 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030425.122604.31746597.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: danbri@w3.org
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

Yes, this is fine, as a fix for this paragraph. 

It would be a good idea, however, to look for other places in the RDF
documentation that have similar problems.

peter


From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Subject: Re: What is RDF Schema?
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 12:11:44 -0400

> Peter,
> 
> 
> In http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2003JanMar/0149.html
> you note,
> > The RDF Schema document says
> >
> >	RDF's vocabulary description language, RDF Schema, is an extension
> >	of RDF. It provides mechanisms for describing groups of related
> >	resources and the relationships between these resources. RDF Schema
> >	vocabulary descriptions are written in RDF. The extra descriptive
> >	power of RDF Schema is carried in a collection of RDF resources
> > 	described in this document.
> 
> > However, this is very unclear as to just what RDF Schema is.  Is RDF Schema
> > just a collection of RDF resources, like the representation of DC in RDFS?
> 
> > This is, of course, incorrect, as RDF Schema is a semantic extension of
> > RDF, as detailed in RDF Semantics.  However, this is nowhere indicated in
> > the RDF Schema document.
> 
> Would the following revision to the paragraph quoted address your concern:
> 
>   "RDF's vocabulary description language, RDF Schema, is a 
>    semantic extension([SX]) of RDF. It provides  mechanisms for describing groups
>    of related resources and the relationships between these resources. 
>    RDF Schema vocabulary descriptions are written in RDF using the terms 
>    described in this document."
> 
> 	ref [SX] RDF Semantics
> 	    http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-mt/#intro
> 
> 
> If not, could you suggest alternate text.
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Dan
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