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Re: New Specification Published!

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 08:51:34 -0700
Message-ID: <CABevsUHbkr7p8mLMvCwosvQgUtncEOkG6n_QKfATSRusF_4Hpw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com>
Cc: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
I have to disagree, for three primary reasons:

1.  We've had that namespace published for quite a while now, and
people are implementing using it.  While they may have to change the
code to update to the new specification, if they were only using the
basics, they might not have to.

2. The discussion at the first f2f meeting in Boston with Dan Brickley
was that we should pick a namespace and stick with it through thick
and thin.  Changing it just to lose a few characters doesn't seem like
a strong enough argument to me to go against this decision.

3. Having it spelt out in full is a good branding strategy. "OA" has
many other expansions that are significantly more well known than Open
Annotation.  Open Access comes instantly to mind, for example.

I do agree that the namespace document, and if at all possible the
specification itself, should live at the W3C.  It would be great to
make that happen as soon as possible.


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM, Paolo Ciccarese
<paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am in favor of a more compact namespace.
> With oa replacing openannotation.
> Paolo
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 7:29 AM, RaphaŽl Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> First of all, congrats to the entire group and the many feedback received
>> which has been really well addressed so far in the perfect consensus spirit
>> that W3C is promoting!
>> I wanted to add a big +1 for the core annotation ontology to be
>> permanently stored and maintained in w3c namespace. There will be the
>> question of what is the right ns to use. At the moment, on can have:
>>  - http://www.w3.org/ns/prov# for PROV
>>  - http://www.w3.org/ns/ma-ont# for Media Annotations
>> ... so why not considering:
>>  - http://www.w3.org/ns/oa-core# for the Open Annotation ontology instead
>> of having the community group web space one?
>>   RaphaŽl
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