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Re: ISSUE-15 (ontology names): REPORTED: Ontologies should not be required to include a URI

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 17:40:06 +0100
Cc: Web Ontology Language (OWL) Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <36869842-0FF0-4569-8793-E661F97F2814@uva.nl>
To: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>

Fixed: the URL's weren't properly parsed by the issue tracker.

-Rinke


On 7 nov 2007, at 17:37, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:

>
> The links in the notes to emails by Matthew Pocock do not work as  
> they point to message id's instead of the archive links.
>
> -Rinke
>
>
> On 24 okt 2007, at 23:11, Web Ontology Language (OWL) Working Group  
> Issue Tracker wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> ISSUE-15 (ontology names): REPORTED: Ontologies should not be  
>> required to include a URI
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/tracker/issues/
>>
>> Raised by: Peter Patel-Schneider
>> On product:
>>
>> Reported by jlc415, Jun 11, 2007
>>
>> The current specification *requires* that each ontology include a  
>> URI.
>>
>> The ability to specify an ontology URI (along the lines of setting  
>> a "base" in xml or html files) can be
>> useful, but is completely inappropriate in many settings: the  
>> identifier for an ontology which does
>> not declare a URI should be inferred from other information (such  
>> as its location).
>>
>> Duplicating an ontology with a URI requires editing the file  
>> itself, which disallows use of OWL files
>> with most systems providing automatic maintenance of different  
>> versions of the same file. For
>> example, it would be valuable to be able to check OWL into a CVS,  
>> subversion, or GIT repository and
>> then link to either the head of a particular branch or to a  
>> specific version, where these different
>> versions are served on the web from URIs automatically assigned by  
>> the version control system. If
>> the ontology includes a URI this is not possible.
>>
>> As a fix, I propose making the URI of an ontology optional.
>>
>>
>>
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Email: hoekstra@uva.nl   Skype:  rinkehoekstra
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