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Re: ISSUE-88 (md5): Ontology header request, optional md5 checksum of ontology

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 12:16:01 -0500
Message-Id: <A1A89137-9E9A-45A5-80AA-A1B8C9513026@cs.rpi.edu>
To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Alan - I'm curious, why won't normal document headers used correctly  
handle this issue?  Why would we need ontology specific caching?
  -JH

On Dec 6, 2007, at 6:42 AM, OWL Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

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> ISSUE-88 (md5): Ontology header request, optional md5 checksum of  
> ontology
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> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/tracker/issues/
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> Raised by: Alan Ruttenberg
> On product:
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> To allow tools to be able to notice that an ontology on the web has  
> not changed after reading just a little of it and instead use a  
> local file version (or some preprocessed version of same).
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"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would  
it?." - Albert Einstein

Prof James Hendler				http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Computer Science Dept
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180
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