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RE: (urgent) UML links just broke

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:48:57 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0016E6BEB@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Hi Sandro, all!

>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-owl-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-owl-wg-request@w3.org]
>On Behalf Of Sandro Hawke
>Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 12:18 AM
>To: public-owl-wg@w3.org
>Subject: (urgent) UML links just broke
>
>
>The links from Overview and Syntax to UML and MOF are broken.  I think
>this just happened today; I guess OMG decided to get rid of the old
>copies of their specs.  Now the PDFs are 404.  We can't publish this
>way.
>
>In Syntax, Overview, and NFR, we use:
>
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/References/ref-uml
> [UML]
>    OMG Unified Modeling Language (OMG UML), Infrastructure,
>    V2.1.2. Object Management Group, OMG Available Specification,
>    November 2007, http://www.omg.org/docs/formal/07-11-04.pdf.
>
>and, in Syntax:
>
> [MOF]
>    Meta Object Facility (MOF) Core Specification, version 2.0. Object
>    Management Group, OMG Available Specification January 2006.
>
>    with a link to: http://www.omg.org/docs/formal/06-01-01.pdf
>
>Those pdf links are now, suddenly, 404.
>
>Poking around a little, I think maybe the right links to use are:
>   http://www.omg.org/spec/MOF/2.0/
>   http://www.omg.org/spec/UML/2.2/
>
>But:
>
>    (1) That's UML 2.2 not 2.1.2.   I don't see 2.1.2 on their site any
>more.

I simply replaced "2.2" by "2.1.2" in the above URL and received the
corresponding website for UML 2.1.2. So we now have:

    UML: <http://www.omg.org/spec/UML/2.1.2/>

    MOF: <http://www.omg.org/spec/MOF/2.0/>

>    	I have no idea if this matters.
>
>    (2) We were linking to a PDF before; maybe there was a reason for
>        that?  I don't know.  Their site does have more recent URLs.

On the web pages cited above, there are links to the PDFs (fixme: are these
the original ones?): 

    UML: formal/2007-11-04 | Infrastructure specification | PDF  	
         <http://www.omg.org/spec/UML/2.1.2/Infrastructure/PDF>

    MOF: formal/2006-01-01 | MOF Core specification | PDF
         <http://www.omg.org/spec/MOF/2.0/PDF>

>I'm vaguely inclined to just take out the URLs.  If OMG can't keep their
>documents on the web for two years, why link to them.  :-) In fact, I
>guess that's what I'll do, unless someone speaks up, arguing confidently
>for some particular URLs to use here.

I agree that we should go with the URLs of the new web pages, and not with
the PDFs anymore, since the latter documents are easily available from the
web pages.

>
>       -- Sandro

Cheers,
Michael

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