RDDL: natures updates
After alot of useful discussion on the TAG, it has been pointed out to me that some of the URIs that we originally selected for RDDL natures don't make sense. In particular we were using namespace URIs as the RDDL natures of things whereas the RDDL nature of something is really a class or group that it belongs to. In response to the TAG request I've updated http://www.rddl.org/ natures to deprecate the old nature URIs and suggest new URIs. This is all of the form: For XML Schema (the archetypical example): (old nature) http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema (new nature) http://www.rddl.org/natures#XMLSchema Note that this file is a suggested list of RDDL Natures and one may always choose and use RDDL Natures not in this file (i.e. it was never intended to be the only place a RDDL Nature could be defined). Consequently if you wish to keep on using the old Nature URIs that is up to y'all but after thinking about this for a long time, and after talking to a bunch of smart people, I have become convinced that the TAG is correct on this issue. The old file is at: http://www.rddl.org/natures-old *Also* people should have a look at http://www.rddl.org/20050704/ for a look at what we are proposing as a new version of RDDL -- it is intended to be backward compatible with the current RDDL, but also allows the form <a rddl:purpose="..." rddl:nature="..."> instead of the <rddl:resource> form which uses XLink. In the tradition of RDDL I am hoping to get a final version of this out soon, so comments are welcome for folks who haven't seen this yet. I am sending this as seperate messages to both XML-DEV and WWW-TAG to avoid crossposting when replying. Jonathan
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