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Re: [RDFa] ISSUE-3: syntactic sugar for rdf:type

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 09:22:57 +0200
Message-ID: <469C6E51.7060305@w3.org>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>


Ben Adida wrote:
> Everyone else on the list: time to express an opinion on which attribute
> name you'd like, ASAP :)
> -Ben
> Ivan Herman wrote:
>> instanceof is still the closest to the RDF meaning, isa refers back to
>> the usage in turtle. Although I share Steven's uneasiness about the
>> two-word thing, they still seem to be the best...
>> Among the others listed only 'kind' seems to be appropriate. The others
>> convey some sort of a meaning that rdf:type does not have...
>> Ivan
>> Ben Adida wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> In today's telecon, we proposed and resolved to use a *new* attribute,
>>> rather than @class or @role, for the rdf:type syntactic sugar. Thus,
>>> @class and @role do not currently result in any triples being generated,
>>> although one may consider that they will in a future version.
>>> The question, then, is which attribute to use. Steven expressed
>>> reservations about two-word attributes like "isa" or "instanceof", and
>>> instead proposed: denotes, depicts, represents, category, ilk, kind.
>>> Other thoughts?
>>> I'm partial to "instanceof" and "kind", and I have no additional
>>> suggestions.
>>> -Ben


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