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A new introduction section for RDF Concepts

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:22:51 +0000
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To: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
The 2004 RDF Concepts spec starts with six pages of informative front matter, followed by six pages of normative text.

From a 2011 point of view, the informative first part is not very good. I'd like to replace all of it with new text that is:

* significantly shorter
* more relevant to understanding RDF
* a better reflection of 2011 understanding
* introduces more useful terms not mentioned in the 2004 version
  (resource, vocabulary, concrete syntax, )
* less redundant with the later normative sections

I've drafted new text (using bits of the old text where possible). It's ~2 pages.


I'd appreciate comments on the draft, and please speak up if you have fundamental concerns about this step.


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