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Re: Evidence for use of deprecated language

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:16:52 +0100
Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <690564B8-C94F-4B94-8554-C1EEA5ABC424@uva.nl>
To: Elisa F. Kendall <ekendall@sandsoft.com>

On 24 jan 2008, at 16:47, Elisa F. Kendall wrote:
> 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.

SKOS is already OWL Full, I believe, so I guess deprecating  
deprecation would not really affect users in this case.

> 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.

I agree, that's probably the best way to get feedback.

-Rinke

>
>
> Elisa
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:
> Re: Question regarding owl:DeprecatedClass and owl:DeprecatedProperty
> 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.
>
> Tom
>
> [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
>
>
>

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