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Re: [proposal to close] pfps-22,pfps-23: "reserved names in abstract syntax"

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 06:45:58 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030807.064558.68542332.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk
Cc: gk@ninebynine.org, www-rdf-comments@w3.org

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [proposal to close] pfps-22,pfps-23: "reserved names in abstract syntax"
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 10:55:01 +0100

> On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 12:37:30 -0400 (EDT)
> "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > This wording is much better.  After fixing the link to RDF Syntax it even
> > meshes pretty well with that.
> > 
> > I do, however, suggest changes to RDF Syntax, Section 5.1. Something along
> > the lines of
> > 
> > 	The RDF vocabulary consists of names from this namespace that are
> > 	used in the RDF specifications.
> > 
> > instead of the last sentence of the first (non-note) paragraph of the
> > section would make it minimally acceptable.
> 
> I think your are referring to 5.1 of the last published syntax WD:
> 
> [[The RDF Namespace URI Reference is
> http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns# and is typically used in XML
> with the prefix rdf although other prefix strings may be used. The
> namespace contains the following names only:]]
> -- http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/#section-Namespace
> 
> That has already been updated for the vocabulary and namespace terminology
> separation in the current editor's draft to
> 
> [[The RDF namespace URI reference (or namespace name) is
> http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns# and is typically used in XML
> with the prefix rdf although other prefix strings may be used. The
> vocabulary identified by the namespace name contains the following names
> only:]]
> -- http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/TR/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20030117/#section-Namespace

This is what I reviewed

> I don't seen any real further need to change this last sentence apart from to
> define the RDF vocabulary properly:
>  [[The RDF vocabulary is identified by this namespace name and 
>   consists of the following names only:]]
> 
> Which I have done.

I am concerned with the ``identified by this namespace name''.  A namespace
name does not identify a vocabulary.  

> The "used in the RDF specifications" doesn't bring much value.  The other
> specifications can say if they use it, it doesn't belong here.
> 
> Dave

peter
Received on Thursday, 7 August 2003 06:46:17 GMT

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