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RDF Schema media type

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 23:09:21 -0400
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030921230921.F7027@www.markbaker.ca>


I believe that RDF Schema needs its own media type.

Consider the following RDF/RDFS in N3;

:myProperty rdfs:domain :myClass .
:some-object :myProperty :some-other-object .

If those triples (in XML) were sent as application/rdf+xml, then the
information being communicated is only those triples.  While it's
possible that a recipient may know RDFS and be able to infer that
":some-object rdf:type :myClass .", this is not part of the information
being communicated by this message.

In order for a message sender to send that information in such a way
that it is declaring that it requires RDF Schema inferencing (so that
the need to infer the rdf:type triple is known to be implied by the
message itself), a different media type is required.


Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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