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Re: Request for feedback about RDF-star

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:47:50 +0100
To: semantic-web@w3.org, Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@ercim.eu>
Message-ID: <5155982.Sb9uPGUboI@owl>
torsdag 25. mars 2021 15.43.10 CET skrev Pierre-Antoine Champin:
> > My suggestion is to mint a URI outside of the rdf: namespace, but make
> > it clear in any notes or WDs that it is expected that it will change.
> As I hinted in my original email, we know from experience that this does
> not work, unfortunately.

Yes, I agree, there's a lot of precedence, but the world is quite different 
from back then. The rdf: namespace was a very early one, the FOAF effort was 
a long-term evolving effort. This is around 20 years ago.

Now, we have learnt to wrap namespace maps into reusable modules that can 
be used throughout the codebase, so that a change needs to happen in just 
one place. Right...? Well, come to think of it, a transition from one 
namespace to another would still be more painful than just change its URI, 
but still.  

BTW, I just realized that my SKOS example was a bad one, they actually 
changed back. :-) 

I think the world is sufficiently different now for this to work out fine up to 
CR, but it is just an opinion, not a research-based advice.


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