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Re: Lack of RDF/XML examples in new standards

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:49:27 +0100
Message-ID: <491AECF7.7060001@danbri.org>
To: Stuart Sutton <sasutton@u.washington.edu>
Cc: Stephen Bounds <km@bounds.net.au>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Stuart Sutton wrote:
> I agree with Stephen regarding the removal of RDF/XML examples and replacing them with tuple notation.  I teach a metadata course to graduate students in library and information science who are grappling with learning RDF (and some even XML) at the same time they are exploring web implications for knowledge organization systems including SKOS.  The RDF/XML examples in the documentation are extremely useful in reinforcing their understandings.  While I recognize that this is probably far from a compelling reason for keeping the RDF/XML examples in the body of the documentation, how about providing them in an appendix?

For these purposes, we could also copy the older examples into the ESW 
Wiki, where they would be easier to update, annotate, cross-reference 
etc. Having a small number of examples in the frozen W3C spec might have 
some value, but for teaching purposes I reckon a living (if less 
prestigious-looking) document could be better.

http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev hasn't been edited in a while, but it's 
all up there if folk want to work there...



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