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Important: Namespace Change

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:35:32 -0700
Message-ID: <CABevsUHf-VrO_Op2-QScAB7ZZtAxTUkTrwXnVC-3zVYGh_pGZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Dear all,

After much consideration and discussion, it was decided to change the
namespace to:
    http://www.w3.org/ns/oa#

The reasons for this:
* It should change to fit the W3C recommendations (# = short, / = long)
* It's shorter and quite memorable
* It's practically impossible to typo it :)
* It makes more sense if we need a further namespace than the proposed
longer form,
  -- eg oa-ext# is much better than openannotation-ext#
* The spec will continue to live at
http://www.openannotation.org/spec/core/ until such time as a W3C
working group is formed, at which time we would hope to have the
technical report URL:  http://www.w3.org/TR/oa/
* While openannotation might be more google-able, the spec shouldn't
suffer from not having it in the URL
* There was one more person in favor of it of those that responded :)

A side effect is the change in the recommended JSON-LD context URI,
which is now:
    http://www.w3.org/ns/oa-context-20130205.json

Once the ontology has been updated (thank you Stian!) we will send the
ontology and the context document to the W3C to be hosted in the
appropriate place (thank you Ivan and Phil!)

The spec has been updated to reflect this change. The final question
is if we can retroactively apply this to the spec of 2 days ago, or if
we need a 20130207 version for this change?

Thanks all, and please inform any developers who are using the spec of
the change so that we can hopefully quickly transition to the new
namespace.

Rob & Paolo
Received on Friday, 8 February 2013 01:36:00 UTC

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