cc:Agent, foaf:Agent (and/was Re: dc:identifier)
ml at creativecommons.org
Mon Jan 5 20:07:12 EST 2004
Lucas Gonze wrote:
> Better: use rdf:about attribute on the Agent.
That sounds like a good call, vs.
> On Wednesday, Dec 31, 2003, at 13:48 America/New_York, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>> <dc:title>John Smith</dc:title>
BTW, use of dc:identifier seems very loose, and I fear I've contributed
to that a teeny tiny bit. Where I know the identifier is a URI, in
RDF/XML it seems to make sense to use
<dc:identifer rdf:resource="http://example.com/john_smith" />
The DTD at http://dublincore.org/documents/2002/07/31/dcmes-xml/ allows
it and lots of people seem to be doing that, particularly with FOAF.
Veering even further from the subject, I'm not terribly happy about
cc:Agent. It isn't widely used yet
(<http://creativecommons.org/license> doesn't spit it out unless one
provides the relevant, optional data), and FOAF now provides a widely
used and better defined vocabulary for the same thing, namely
<http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/#term_Agent> and its subclasses.
Anyone have thoughts regarding adopting the FOAF vocabulary for agents?
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