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Re: [closed] pfps-14 "Social Meaning and RDF"

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 17:31:29 +0000
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To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

At 07:37 14/03/2003 -0500, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
>Subject: [closed] pfps-14 "Social Meaning and RDF"
>Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 10:57:31 +0000
> > Subject: [closed] pfps-14 "Social Meaning and RDF"
> >
> > You raised made a last call comment [pfps-14] captured in:
> >
> >     http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#pfps-14
> >
> > The RDFCore WG has resolved:
> >
> >     http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Mar/0068.html
> >
> > to accept this comment,
> >
> > by removing the section on social meaning from the Concepts document,
> > per WG proposal:
> >
> >     http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Mar/0029.html
> >
> > Please reply to this email, copying www-rdf-comments@w3.org indicating
> > whether this decision is acceptable.
>Hmm.  I don't view this as a comprehensive response to my comments on this
>I particular my message referenced in the issue list doesn't even mention
>the section on social meaning.
>I await identification of other changes that may be done in response to
>this comment.

I've reviewed your message [1] that prompted this issue to be raised, and 
the only issues I see that may not be fully covered by withdrawal of the 
social issues discussion are:

(a) distinguishing between asserted and non-asserted forms.  Since the RDF 
language doesn't make such distinction (per the formal semantics), and this 
was only an issue in the discussion of social meaning, it seems that there 
is no further need to mention this.

(b) the idea of comments containing "defining information".  In the absence 
of any social dimension in the RDF specification, I'm not sure how this 
remains a concern.

If there is more that is not addressed here, please indicate what you think 
we are overlooking.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2003JanMar/0192.html

Graham Klyne
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