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Evidence for use of deprecated language

From: Elisa F. Kendall <ekendall@sandsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 07:47:03 -0800
Message-ID: <4798B2F7.6000806@sandsoft.com>
To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Hi all,

One of the other working groups that we participate in is the Semantic 
Web Deployment WG, currently finalizing the SKOS vocabulary and related 
documents.  I had noticed that owl:DeprecatedClass and 
owl:DeprecatedProperty were used in the SKOS documents, but did not know 
whether this usage was widespread or was being carried forward.

While Tom raises the question of what we should do with this language 
given that the OWL WG may eliminate it, it's clear evidence of use in 
other W3C standards (or almost standards).  I would not be surprised, 
therefore, if other examples would turn up if the question was raised on 
the broader semantic web list.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: Question regarding owl:DeprecatedClass and 
Date: 	Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:29:04 +0100
From: 	Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>
To: 	Elisa F. Kendall <ekendall@sandsoft.com>
CC: 	SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
References: 	<4798501A.9060202@sandsoft.com>

On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 12:45:14AM -0800, Elisa Kendall wrote:
> A question has come up in the OWL working group as to whether or not 
> anyone uses these constructs.  There is a proposal on the table to 
> eliminate these from the language in OWL "1.1", in fact.
> If anyone can cite examples of where these constructs have been used and 
> provide guidance on whether or not there may be an impact if they are 
> removed from the language, we would appreciate the reference.

They are used in the SKOS Core Vocabulary Specification of
2005 [1,2], which also raises the issue of what to do with
deprecated legacy properties and classes in the current
revision of SKOS.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-spec-20051102/#deprecatedTitle
[2] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core

Tom Baker - tbaker@tbaker.de - baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2008 15:47:17 UTC

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