[foaf-dev] Proposal: deprecate pastProject and currentProject

Richard Cyganiak richard at cyganiak.de
Sun Dec 13 20:54:40 CET 2009


On 13 Dec 2009, at 09:57, Dan Brickley wrote:
> Since FOAF is presented as a "dictionary of terms", and since it
> tracks vocabulary usage in a global Web, the idea of 'deprecate' is a
> bit strong. So we are instead suggesting to use a marker of "archaic"
> in the spec.

I think this gets a cautious +1 from me, assuming that some new prop  
for relating foaf:Persons to foaf:Projects is added.

The phrase “archaic use of RDF” will definitely henceforth be part of  
my dictionary.

How would you mark terms as archaic?

Best,
Richard


> This is similar to what you'd find in a natural language
> dictionary when some terminology was very old-fashioned and not common
> in contemporary usage. It also leaves the door open for things to come
> back into fashion. In this way the FOAF spec has a somewhat
> anthropological aspect, rather than being purely imperative.
>
> cheers,
>
> Dan
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