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Re: ACTION-264: Discuss imports with Tim Redmond.

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:29:13 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20090213.092913.107176259.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: alanruttenberg@gmail.com
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org, tredmond@stanford.edu

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: ACTION-264: Discuss imports with Tim Redmond.
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:34:10 -0800

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>>> 2) He notes a case in the aforementioned zip file use case that can
>>> not be resolved at all:
>>>
>>> Two ontologies in the zip file ("headers" below)
>>>
>>> ontology foo versionuri bar
>>> ontology foo versionuri bar1
>>>
>>> The document that is loaded has the following:
>>> import foo
>>>
>>> There is no way to determine which of the two documents on disk is to
>>> be preferred over the other.
>>
>> Why not?  There are lots of ways that one could make this determination,
>> such as via file names, via IRI-to-file-name redirections, etc.
> 
> He wants the specification to help him figure out how to do this, and
> laments that it doesn't.

Yes, he wants a totally new kind of thing in the spec to handle
something that is divorced from the Semantic Web.

>>> I don't see any way of repairing this, however it does suggest that
>>> enumerating a couple of examples might be a useful addition to our
>>> documentation.
>>
>> What kind of examples?  There are currently three examples in the
>> document, and one of these is even for off-line processing.  I do not
>> think that it is the job of the WG to provide examples for cases that
>> [are not] related to the Semantic Web.
> 
> I gave a use case above. I think this *is* related to the Semantic Web.

I think that it has no substantive relationship to the Semantic Web and
certainly not enough to support a totally new kind of mechanism.

> -Alan

peter
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