Re: ISSUE-171: Last Call Comment: Range of skos:member

Here's a draft response to Jeremy on ISSUE-171, comments welcome.

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Dear Jeremy,

In response to your comment below:

On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 01:57:25PM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> ISSUE-171: Last Call Comment: Range of skos:member
> Raised by: Sean Bechhofer
> On product: SKOS
> Raised by Jeremy Carroll in [1]:
> 11) range of skos:member (editorial?)
> I take it as deliberate that no range was specified, although the examples are
> consistent with a range being the union of skos:Concept with skos:Collection.
> A discussion of the (lack of) range probably should be added to the notes section.

We propose to make an editorial change to the SKOS Reference, adding a
note to section 9.6 along the lines of:

""" Note that no range is stated for the property
skos:member. I.e. the range is effectively the class of all resources
(rdfs:Resource). The decision not to state any range has been made to
provide some flexibility, enabling extensions to SKOS to define new
classes of resource but still use skos:Collection and skos:member to
arrange them in labeled and/or ordered groups. """

Would this be acceptable?

Kind regards,



Alistair Miles
Senior Computing Officer
Image Bioinformatics Research Group
Department of Zoology
The Tinbergen Building
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1865 281993

Received on Thursday, 23 October 2008 09:29:58 UTC