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From: Bob Morris <morris.bob@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 17:52:46 -0400
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To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
In http://www.w3.org/community/openannotation/wiki/Annotating_Resource-in-Context_Proposals
many of the examples put cnt:chars on the Body, thereby making it a
cnt:ContentAsText class by inference. (That's the domain of
cnt:chars.)  Normally, I don't like domains and typing by inference
via domains, but it seems pretty harmless here and is rather concise.

Have we anywhere explicitly blessed using cnt at all? It seems like a
good idea here, but I can't explain why I'm a little nervous.  Still,
if we adopted it at least as a best practice, applications annotators
can, of they choose always(?) be able to produce  something that a
consuming application can present to humans without much advance
understanding of the domain vocabulary of the Body details.

Bob Morris

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