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Re: Schema. (fwd)

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:21:51 +0100
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To: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 11:23 AM 4/26/02 +0100, Jan Grant wrote:
>Dan asked me to send this on-list. Mostly niggles.

I agree with most what you say.  Likening RDF classes to OO classes has, in 
my view, caused more confusion than clarification.

>I'd also (I know it's late in the game) be inclined to float the
>suggestion of "fixing" the rdfs:subClassOf & co. properties, deprecating
>these in favour of names that are the right way around according to M+S,
>and including entailment rules to show that they're the same thing.
>(just make them circularly subproperties of their renamed versions)
>- particularly if we're switching namespace.

I'd be inclined to defer this to RDF 2 (unless there is a decision to 
change namespaces now).


Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 29 April 2002 07:00:45 UTC

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