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Re: Reminder: Imports task force meeting monday 10AM EST

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:02:21 -0400
Message-Id: <A56A6303-61D0-49B7-BF60-C7AE8E667697@gmail.com>
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org
To: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

Hi Peter,

I like the fact that imports is by location, but two use cases aren't  
satisfied - Tool independent redirection to off line versions, for  
editing purposes, and versioning, as you mention below, and as  
described on the imports page.

-Alan

On Mar 7, 2008, at 10:09 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
> Subject: Reminder: Imports task force meeting monday 10AM EST
> Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:09:46 -0500
>
>> No formal agenda - we will review the proposals on the table and  
>> work towards consensus.
>>
>> The page is http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Imports has the list  
>> of current proposals.
>>
>> Please make sure that page has pointers to any materials you  
>> consider relevant.
>>
>> -Alan
>
> The last edits to http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Imports, by Jeremy
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php? 
> title=Imports&diff=3253&oldid=3242
> and Boris
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php? 
> title=Imports&diff=3273&oldid=3253
> seem to indicate a coalescing around the "Imports by Location"  
> proposal
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Imports#Imports_is_by_Location_. 
> 28with_Version_extension.29
>
>
> Here is the proposal variant that Boris put on the Wiki page on 6
> Feburary with a few minor changes by me:
>
> 	Imports in OWL 1.1 are "by location and name": if an ontology O
> 	contains a statement "Import( someURI )", then "someURI"
> 	specifies the location of the imported ontology---that is, an
> 	OWL 1.1 implementation should access the ontology at the
> 	location "someURI" using the standard Internet protocols. The
> 	ontology located in this way MUST have the ontologyURI equal to
> 	"someURI".
>
> 	In some cases, however, an application might want to retrieve
> 	[an] imported ontology from some other location; this can be the
> 	case, for example, in order to implement some form of off-line
> 	ontology caching. In this case, an OWL 1.1 implementation MAY
> 	choose to replace the above described resolution mechanism with
> 	a [different] mechanism that from "someURI" determines the
> 	ontology's location. Regardless of what mechanism is used, the
> 	ontology located through it MUST have the ontologyURI equal to
> 	"someURI".
>
> This looks fine to me, modulo handling versions.
>
> peter
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