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Re: pointing OWL 1 specs at OWL 2 specs

From: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:22:31 +0100
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <66A041E4-3C7C-4A16-BA13-3ED7BA08633F@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Hi Sandro,

Thanks for your efforts on this.

The inserted-note approach may not be perfect, but it is simple and  
does the job.

Regards,
Ian


On 20 Oct 2009, at 21:16, Sandro Hawke wrote:

>
> When people visit the OWL 1 recommendations like
>
>    Overview
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-features/
>
>    Semantics and Abstract Syntax
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-semantics/
>
>    etc
>
> ... perhaps we'd like them be told, somehow, that OWL 2 exists.  The
> best plan I've heard is to insert a note in those 2004 Recommendations
> telling people about the 2009 ones.  It would look something like this
> mockup I made:
>
>    http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/draft/owl-features-revised.html
>
> Other options include:
>
>    - do nothing; people can find OWL 2 on their own
>
>    - make the "latest version" URLs (which I used above) point instead
>      to something else.  owl-features could point to owl2-overview,  
> and
>      owl2-overview could have TWO "Previous Version" URLS, one for the
>      OWL 1 Recommendation, one for the OWL 2 Proposed Recommendation.
>      The big problem with this is that for some documents, it's not
>      clear what they would be updated to point to, since some OWL 1
>      documents (like owl-semantics) are not replaced by exactly one
>      document in OWL 2, or are not replaced at all (webont-req).   
> Also,
>      this URL cleverness can get pretty confusing.
>
> The people I've talked to, after some thought, seem to favor the
> inserted-note approach.  It's unusual for W3C, but it has been done
> before, and I think we can probably do it this time.
>
> If anyone in the WG has strong opinions on this, please speak up now.
>
>   -- Sandro
>
>
>
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