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Re: rdf:Description and rdf:about not defined in RDF namespace document

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:17:31 +1000
Cc: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>, "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.w7ejvhoty3oazb@chaals.local>
On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 03:40:30 +1000, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

> On 11/29/2013 09:47 AM, Bernard Vatant wrote:
>> Thanks Martinas
>> I understand those are syntactic RDF/XML sugar. But in that case one
>> can wonder why they are defined in the same namespace as proper
>> "things" which have specified semantics.
>> (Agreed there is no way to change that now, just trying to figure how
>> to explain this to beginners looking at the spec).
> I agree.    My inclination would be have them in the namespace document
> as just type "Resource".   I know that's redundant, but to a human
> reader it makes the point that we're NOT saying they are Properties or
> Classes.      And then have an rdfs:comment explaining the situation.
> How's that sound?

Makes good sense to me.

>       -- Sandro
>> Seems to me the good answer in the long run is : forget about RDF/XML
>> an use Turtle :)

As one of those strange (half dozen ;) ) "people" who finds RDF/XML
intuitive, that seems like it would work for lots of people. But IMHO it
isn't a particularly good answer.



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