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Media Ontology namespace and location

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <raphael.troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:12:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4C0CE239.6010608@cwi.nl>
To: Media Annotation <public-media-annotation@w3.org>
Dear all,

I have been able to locate the Media Ontology drafts at:
  - http://www.salzburgresearch.at/~tbuerger/ma-ont.rdfs (original RDFS 
  - http://www.ebu.ch/metadata/ontologies/W3C_MAWG/ma-ont-rev.rdfs.xml 
(revised RDFS version)
  - http://www.salzburgresearch.at/~tbuerger/ma-ont.owl (original OWL 
Why not checking in these files in a single obvious location that is the 
Media Annotations WG web space, e.g. in 
http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Annotations/ontology/ ?

I wanted to do that myself, but I just realize how messy was this CVS 
web directory, with many duplicate folders. Who is doing some cleanup 
and administration here ?

Further, the namespace of the Media Ontology seems to be: 
http://www.w3.org/ns/ma-ont#. Is this the final namespace? I observe it 
is inconsistent with the usual non-written W3C policy where namespaces 
tend to include dates (see e.g. OWL, RDF, RDFS, SKOS, etc.). It is also 
largely inconsistent with community practice from the Web of Data 
community. I wonder how much the choice of the namespace has been discussed?

I would like to point out the importance of this issue. Remember the 
SKOS history, that has debated for many weeks the change of its 
namespace but couldn't since too many applications relying on the old 
one would have been broken! I'm already using the ma-ont namespace in my 
application, so take a decision sooner than later!


RaphaŽl Troncy
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