[foaf-dev] Issue: Range of foaf:nick

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 00:19:13 CET 2010


2010/3/8 Richard Cyganiak <richard at cyganiak.de>

> The HTML documentation for foaf:nick states:
>
>     “The nick property relates a Person to a short (often abbreviated)
>      nickname, such as those use in IRC chat, online accounts, and
>      computer logins.” [1]
>
> The rdfs:comment of the property states:
>
>     “A short informal nickname characterising an agent…” [2]
>
> There is no rdfs:range defined for the property.
>
> A bit more consistency would be better here. I suggest that the
> rdfs:range of foaf:nick be declared as either foaf:Agent or
> foaf:Person, and the rdfs:comment and HTML documentation should be
> harmonised to refer to the same class.
>
> My preference would be for foaf:Agent, because groups and
> organisations can have nicknames too (and perhaps Jabber IDs and the
> other foaf:nick subproperties), and I can't think of a reason to
> restrict nicknames to people only.
>

+1 foaf:Agent , bots can have a nick too, e.g. the googlebot


>
> Best,
> Richard
>
> [1] http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#term_nick
> [2] http://any23.org/turtle/xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/nick
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