[foaf-dev] foaf:interest seems not very useful, targeting URLs rather than URIs

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Wed Dec 17 02:00:58 CET 2008

On 12/16/08 7:16 PM, Damian Steer wrote:
> On 16 Dec 2008, at 23:45, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> I don't think foaf:topic_interest should go away, especially now 
>> that  taxonomies with vocabulary cross-linkage  (e.g UMBEL) are 
>> taking shape within the Linked Data Web. I (and I assume others) 
>> would like to explicitly identify interests using URIs via within  
>> profile oriented data spaces (e.g. a FOAF based profile graph).
>> Kingsley
> As I said, I certainly sympathise.
> Looking back the warning has been there for a looong time, maybe 
> people should just follow your lead by using it and see what breaks 
> :-) (I'm reminded of the dc:* range woes, which seemed to work out 
> over time)
> Damian

Yep'! This is one of the clear virtues of community :-)



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