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xml namespace and schema-location for OWL 1.1 XML Syntax

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:06:35 -0400
To: public-owl-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <4326.1206378395@ubuhebe>


What namespace and schema-location do we want?
[perhaps this should be an ISSUE]

The OWL 1.1 submission has an EXAMPLE which used:
   namespace       "http://www.w3.org/2006/12/owl11-xml"
   schema location "http://www.w3.org/2006/12/owl11-xml/owl1.1.xsd"

Meanwhile, it said the schema was "available from":
   schema location "http://www.w3.org/Submission/2006/SUBM-owl11-xml_syntax-20061219/schema/owl1.1.xsd"

In the actual content of that schema, the following namespace
was used:
   namespace:  "http://www.w3.org/2006/12/owl11-xml#"

The W3C policy document here is:
   http://www.w3.org/2005/07/13-nsuri

Are either of those namespaces, 
      "http://www.w3.org/2006/12/owl11-xml#"
      "http://www.w3.org/2006/12/owl11-xml"
used by implementors?  Which ones?  Are we changing the schema?  Should
we change the namespace, or pick one of those?   If we're going to
change, I suggest (without strong feelings) we use:
    namespace   "http://www.w3.org/ns/owl11xml"

(The trailing "#" makes sense in the RDF world, but not for a pure XML
namespace, IMHO.)

Similarly, do people use some particular schema location?  I don't think
we can update the SUBM one.   I notice some folk, like WSDL thinking a
lot about version management...
    http://www.w3.org/ns/wsdl/
and perhaps we should just imitate the.   I haven't thought through the
issues there yet.   Some other examples from the past year:
    http://www.w3.org/ns/rdfa
    http://www.w3.org/ns/ws-policy
    http://www.w3.org/ns/SMIL
    http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc
    http://www.w3.org/ns/sawsdl
    http://www.w3.org/ns/media-access-event
    http://www.w3.org/ns/xbl

     -- Sandro


   
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