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SChema TODO: Re: Description of rdfs:isDefinedBy in RDF Schema WD

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:54:23 +0000
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To: Pete Johnston <p.johnston@ukoln.ac.uk>, www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>

Hi Pete,

Lots of text including helpful links deleted - thanks Pete.

>But the text in the recent draft (especially the phrase "Indicates the
>namespace of a resource") seems to re-introduce some ambiguity on

Ah - you are referring to the RDF Properties Table in the RDF schema 
overview which states:

   rdfs:isDefinedBy  Indicates the namespace of a resource

This seems to me to go beyond the resolution in


Later is the schema WD states:

   The property rdfs:isDefinedBy is a subproperty of rdfs:seeAlso, and 
indicates the resource defining the subject resource.

Which is a bit bald.

Is namespace referred to anywhere else in the document?  Ah yes - in the 
rdf representation of the schema - not surprising as I think Danbri builds 
the table from the schema.

I need to check with Danbri, but my understanding is that the references to 
namespaces have been left in accidently.

Thanks for picking this up.  We also need to put some section numbers in to 
make it easier to refer to the specific areas of the doc with problems.

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