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[VM] Telecon on Tuesday, 27 September

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:52:20 +0200
To: SW Best Practices <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050926145220.GA836@Octavius>

Vocabulary Management telecon, Tue, Sep 27, 1300 UTC (1500 Berlin)

Zakim: +1.617.761.6200=20
Conference code 8683# ('VMTF')

Dear all,

As I mentioned in a posting last week, Alistair, Dan, and
I recently had a chance to meet at DC-2005 in Madrid (Sep
12-15) and to discuss with Eric Miller what goals we might
realistically be able to attain in Vocabulary Management
within the chartered lifetime of SWBP-WG (1st February 2006).

We agreed that the current draft [1], which has not advanced
since before the August lull, provides a fine basis for a
short, useful, and tightly focused note, but recognized that
an additional push would be needed to push this to completion.

We also agreed that the latest TAG decision on httpRange-14
[2], along with developments in DCMI, provide an important
opportunity to agree on among SKOS, FOAF, and Dublin Core on a
common approach to the simple and very basic question: What do
you get when you click on the URI of a SKOS, FOAF, or DC term?

DCMI has a concrete problem to solve in this regard
inasmuch clicking on the URIs of a Dublin Core
term currently takes users to a screenful of angle
brackets at the top of the RDF schema -- try clicking
on http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title.  This is not
very user-friendly.

In Madrid, Dan, Alistair, Eric, and I informally discussed
different approaches to improving on this situation -- e.g.,
by using content negotiation to serve up Web pages or RDF
schemas as alternatives, or by pointing from a target Web
page to an RDF schema.

Solving this really basic problem with a common approach
implemented by SKOS, FOAF, and Dublin Core would provide an
excellent (and realistic) focus for a short note on the basis
of the current draft and should be useful as an example for
others to follow, but further discussion is needed to agree
on a solution.

Dan, Alistair, Ralph, and anyone else out there with an
interest in this -- could we use the telecon tomorrow to keep
the momentum going on this?


[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/VM/principles/20050705
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2005Jun/0039.html

Dr. Thomas Baker                      baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de
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