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[webont-01] rdfcore issue 'rename schema'

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 07:04:48 -0400
To: hendler@cs.umd.edu
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030618110448.GD16896@tux.w3.org>


Thanks for your comments in 
on RDFCore's RDFS document. This message is a response to one issue 
you raised there on behalf of WebOnt, namely the request that we change 
the name to omit the word 'schema'. 

After some discussion, both email, telecon and face to face amongst those 
of us who were at WWWW2003, the working group decided on June 6th[1] not to 
accept this change. The cost of purging the phrase 'rdf schema' from use
in our specs, in other W3C specifications, and from wider use is high. The 
working group did give serious consideration to making this change,
but could not justify the cost given the stage we are at the development 
and deployment of this technology. As a result, we continue to 
use 'rdf schema' as the name for RDF Core's vocabulary description language.

Please reply to this message as to whether this response is 
satisfactory, copying www-rdf-comments@w3.org. Again, thank you for your 


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Jun/0067.html
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