I urge people to take a bit of extra time when they are contributing to this
thread and snip for reply only the portion of a note that is directly
relevant. Nested replies to replies to comments, etc, are pernicious and
destroy semantic interoperability for the simple minded among us (me, for
As for the thread... I am wondering where, if anywhere, a dumb-down rule
should be articulated in the abstract model.
Is there a coherent way to express the notion that, if an application
encounters a non-DCMI term, then the value of that term is to be (a)
interpreted as a dumbed-down (un-qualified) term, or (b) ignored, or
Or is this simply better left to another document on mixing namespaces?