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Re: [web-annotation] Make Selectors available for the wide world?

From: Rob Sanderson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:44:52 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-159698292-1448477090-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Regarding overhead, my opinion is that if they go through the process 
separately, we're making extra and unnecessary headaches. We would 
need to do the selectors document first, in order to refer to it from 
the model document.  And then we'd need (I assume) a vocab document 
for the selectors, separate from the selector model document ... and 
for the annotation vocab document to include the selectors in the 
external section.

If we're going to split things out, then I think that the embedded 
content / textual body is an even better candidate.  We know that 
there are multiple uses, because we have it, as does ActivityStreams, 
as did the Content in RDF not-quite-spec.  No one else (that I know 
of) has approached the selector issue?
And if they did, I don't see why they would be somehow afraid to use 
it if it was in an Annotation spec?  The great thing about RDF is that
 you can pull appropriate classes and predicates from different 
vocabularies and use them as needed.

Regarding the SpecificResource, yes you successfully did not put type:
 SpecificResource into the RDF ... but the first blank node serves the
 same purpose, just using different non-standard vocabulary. To be 
clearer, my assertion is that you need some resource to play the role 
of the SpecificResource to make a Selector useful.  I don't understand
 the reluctance to treat section 4 as a whole. State, Style, Scope and
 renderedVia are hardly annotation specific and would just be 
reinvented unnecessarily.

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