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Re: why S doesn't require double properties [was: Datatyping Summary V4]

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 20:54:58 +0000
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To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 08:01 PM 2/4/02 +0200, Patrick Stickler wrote:
>To get clarity and closure on this:
>    ASSERTION: Use of both S/A+B idioms will require two versions
>               of PRISM, DC, MARC, ONIX, etc., one version for
>               each idiom, and adoption of S/A+B will require
>               the maintainers of those ontologies to create
>               and managae dual versions in order
>               for their ontologies to be used with RDF by
>               communities employing both idioms concurrently,
>               or to merge RDF knowledge expressed using
>               both idioms.
>Do you (or does anyone) disagree?

I disagree.  Under S, one of version each application (ontology) will do 
fine, as long as they don't use the same vocabulary in conflicting 
ways.  And software that wants to syndicate across systems that use 
different idioms must know about the different vocabularies being used to 
be able to translate between them.

It may be a little messy, but I think it's quite doable, which is why I can 
live with S even if I think it's worth a little effort to see if we can't 
find an even cleaner solution.


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
Strategic Research              <http://www.mimesweeper.com>
Received on Monday, 4 February 2002 16:40:24 UTC

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