[rdfweb-dev] Here's a big "welcome back" hello from San Francisco
ldodds at ingenta.com
Fri Nov 7 15:07:57 UTC 2003
> Suggestions have been made that foaf:maker is in fact, the way to go.
> Any objection to people just starting to utilize foaf:maker?
My tool reads and generates foaf:maker too, however it's not enough to
really determine who the file is about. Consider the use case where I write
a FOAF description for my son. To conform to the definition of foaf:maker,
which is actually just a better specified dc:creator, *I* should be labelled
as the foaf:maker not my son. And to be clear, if a tool automatically
generates my FOAF for me, then I'm still the foaf:maker (not it); it is the
So if I can't always rely on foaf:maker, what else do we have? An alternate
is foaf:topic. However a document may have multiple topics, some of
them not people, so that's no use either.
There's been discussion about this on #foaf today, so rather than re-hash
that, and give dan time to collect his thoughts, I'll just link there:
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