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Re: New Specification Published!

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:40:03 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFpNsuVXK2HewKbf5+PJN22ey=tuLXthHJ8PiQMrw35o0Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Cc: public-openannotation@w3.org, Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com>
On 6 Feb 2013 07:52, "Robert Sanderson" <azaroth42@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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.

Changing namespaces is indeed a real pain. I wish I'd changed the foaf one
in 2000 to remove the 0.1 in the url; but the moment never seemed right.

There is however a lot to be said for memorable ns urls (short is good but
I rate memorable more highly).

> 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.

Yup.

Dan

> Rob
>
>
> 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, Raphaël 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?
> >>
> >>   Raphaël
> >>
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> >>
> >
> >
> >
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