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

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 23:45:59 +0000
Message-Id: <93B2675C-F733-4682-8864-7B5941E10B8E@gmail.com>
Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Might. My understanding is that not all servers implement providing  
accurate information about when a resource has changed, and given the  
perceived value of performance in this area, thought it might be  
useful to have a mechanism more under user control.

However, this should be considered a soft request, and I'm not  
terribly attached to it.

Regards,

Alan

On Dec 6, 2007, at 5:16 PM, Jim Hendler wrote:

> Alan - I'm curious, why won't normal document headers used  
> correctly handle this issue?  Why would we need ontology specific  
> caching?
>  -JH
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> 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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