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Re: issue pfps-17,18,19,20,21 namespace v vocabulary

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 18:08:56 -0500
Message-ID: <3E5E9A88.4050101@mitre.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Brian McBride wrote:

> Regarding issues:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#pfps-17
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#pfps-18
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#pfps-19
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#pfps-20
> http://www.w3.org /2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#pfps-21
> PROPOSE, as suggested by Patrick
> That the term 'namespace' be used when referring specifically to an XML 
> namespace, and that the term 'vocabulary' be used when referring to the 
> set of URIREF's defined by RDF and RDFS.

This principle is fine with me, but I suggest an amendment that says we 
use the term "vocabulary" when we're referring to sets of URIrefs 
defined by anybody for use in RDF triples, e.g. I'd talk about 
"example.com's vocabulary" in the Primer (and in RDF/XML we use the XML 
namespace mechanism to construct those URIrefs).


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