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RE: Alternatives to containers/collections (was Re: Requirements for a possible "RDF 2.0")

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:20:09 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0019D5789@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Cc: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Jeremy Carroll wrote:

>Michael Schneider wrote:
>> Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I think the attractiveness of RDF is minimalism and quietly
>deprecating
>>> containers without any explicit replacement is quite doable.
>>>
>>
>> What would "quietly deprecating" mean?
>>
>
>The bits of RDF I don't like :) could be marked as deprecated.
>The documentation of RDF would discourage their use in new ontologies
>and schemas, but existing systems would continue to use them.
>i.e. we would have explicit agreement in the community that there are
>better ways to achieve the same effects, but pragmatically a realization
>that would is done, is done.

Ok, so this sounds to me just like vanilla deprecation, I don't see anything
going on "quietly" here. 

I just asked, because I remembered having seen this term "quiet deprecation"
more than once being used in this thread, and I wondered whether there is
something important that I have missed.

Best,
Michael

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