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Re: webont-01 'rename schema' proposal

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 16:20:45 -0500
Message-Id: <p05210608baf986f75734@[]>
To: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

>[I was unable to read danbri's original message... but responding to 
>the quoted version here]
>schema n. (pl. schemata // or schemas)
>1 a synopsis, outline, or diagram.
>2 a proposed arrangement.
>3 Logic a syllogistic figure.
>4 (in Kantian philosophy) a conception of what is common to all 
>members of a class; a general type or essential form.
>[Greek skhema -atos ‘form, figure’]
>-- the Concise Oxford Dictionary
>"schema" is, to my mind, a perfectly respectable generic term.  I 
>don't think that because it's used in the phrase "XML schema" we 
>should be bullied out of deploying the equally reasonable term "RDF 

Right on. I absolutely agree.  That word already had about ten 
technical meanings before XML was even thought of.


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