On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:10:06AM -0500, Harry Wagner wrote:
> > These updated schemas are meant to replace:
> > http://dublincore.org/2002/08/13/dces
> > -- currently resolved to by http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
> > http://dublincore.org/2002/08/13/dcq
> > -- currently resolved to by http://purl.org/dc/terms/
> > http://dublincore.org/2002/09/20/dctype
> > -- currently resolved to by http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/
> No. The date-stamped schemas referenced above will not be replaced or
> removed. They will continue to be available. The new schemas will be
> installed in a new location and the namespace URIs changed to resolve to
Yes, I did mean "replace", not "remove"...
> > 1) | <dcterms:issued xml:lang="en-US">1999-07-02</dcterms:issued>
> > | <dcterms:modified xml:lang="en-US">2002-10-04</dcterms:modified>
> > xml:lang seems unnecessary for dcterms:issued and
> > dcterms:modified, though perhaps it does no harm?
> In the past we have used xml:lang inconsistantly. We use it for some
> literals (i.e. label, comment, etc.) but not for others. In the new
> schemas, all literals will include the xml:lang attribute, including the
> date fields.
In the past, I believe we used xml:lang for the literals
that represent a natural language like English or Spanish.
I'm curious, is it generally considered good practice to use
xml:lang for literals in a broader sense?
> > http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type is
> > defined simple as: "Identifies the class of a resource."
> > Perhaps we should eventually create a dcu:type -- a Usage
> > Board element specifically defined as the "DCMI Type of
> > Term". For now, rdf:type seems like perhaps the better fit?
> I think this is a mistake. dc:Type is a perfect fit. I don't see a reason
> to create another term, in a new schema, to describe something that can
> already be described using the DCES.
Or using RDF itself
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