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Re: Choice of RDF namespace URIs (proposal)

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 11:36:29 +0100
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To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 23:16 08/04/2003 +0300, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> > To kick things off, I'll make a strawman proposal:
> > [[
> > It is proposed that the RDF namespace URIs remain the same as those in
> > previous versions of RDF, and that the text cited above is removed from 
> > Concepts.
> > Rationale:  we have been using the same namespace URIs for some time now
> > with the "new RDF", and there has been little indication from the
> > user/developer community that this causes any great problems.
> > ]]
>Second - or alternatively lets just take editorial perogative and make the
>change. That was a note to LC reviewers, the LC review period is over, the
>note is past its sell-by-date.

Its not quite that simple.  We have a last call comment


which hasn't made it to the issues list yet, so I've added it:


If someone were to propose a resolution this week, perhaps along the lines of:

Considering that:

   o the WG, have in multiple editions of WD's indicated its intention to 
not to change the URI REFS for the RDF and RDFS namespaces

   o the WG explicitly requested feedback on this intention

   o very little negative feedback has been received

   o there is significant cost and complexity in changing the namespace URI 

the RDFCore WG resolves

   o not to change the URI REFS for the RDF and RDFS namespaces

   o to ACTION the document editor's to make such editorial changes as are 
required by this decision



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