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Re: Quick Guide to Publishing a Thesaurus on the Semantic Web

From: Thomas Baker <thomas.baker@bi.fhg.de>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 17:48:16 +0100
To: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Cc: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050225164816.GB864@Octavius>

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 05:05:33PM +0100, Mark van Assem wrote:
> >form.  However, I think we should avoid giving the impression
> >that this is anything similar to or as automatic as a
> >file-format conversion.  Lots of people think of XML and
> > RDF not as different models, but as different file formats,
> > so I can easily picture someone thinking they could select
> > "File -> Save As: SKOS".
> I very much agree. Wouldn't the Quick Guide be a good place to make this 
> point explicit and save people the work of finding that out themselves? 

Yes, I agree this should be one of the basic messages of the
Quick Guide.

> It's then natural to also direct them to material that explains the 
> pitfalls of conversion (and how to get around them).

Hmm, I was thinking the Quick Guide might not have the space
to go into the description of many pitfalls.


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