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From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 16:12:00 +0100
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To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

Hi all,

I had a look at the minutes of the previous meeting and have a  
question about the discussion of xml:include as a replacement for  
owl:imports [1]. How would this work between ontology 'files' that use  
a different syntax?

The xml:include element supports a rather powerful inclusion mechanism  
for XML(/RDF?) files using xpointers and full IRI's (including  
fragment identifiers), but when including a document in a different  
format, it can only be included in its entirety (using the  
parse="text" attribute). Furthermore, what does XML inclusion do when  
including parts of RDF/XML files?

Perhaps the only way this will work is if we restrict xml:include in  
some way, e.g. by adopting some scheme similar to XSCD or by only  
allowing the 'href' attribute... seems tricky.


PS: who said "Let's deprecate owl:imports!!!!!!!!!!" ;)

[1] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Teleconference.2007.11.14/Minutes#Ontology_elements 

Drs. Rinke Hoekstra

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