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Re: [RIF] IRIs for profiles

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 16:03:09 +0200
Message-ID: <48454F1D.2070407@inf.unibz.it>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
CC: RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Sandro Hawke wrote:
> [we should take this to WG list soon]

Done :)

For the information of the other working group participants: we were 
discussing the IRIs used for RDF/OWL import profiles.  See below first 
my original e-mail, then Sandro's reply, and after that my reply to his 
reply :-)

>> What would be better IRIs for specifying the RDF/OWL import profiles?
>> http://www.w3.org/2007/rif-import-profile#XXX
>> or
>> http://www.w3.org/2008/rif-import-profile#XXX
>> ?
>> I originally used 2008, but I noticed that all other RIF namespaces are 
>> in 2007.
> Whether we use 2008 or 2007 is up to us.   I'd lean toward 2007 for the
> reason you note.

Fine with me.

> What about just using the rif namespace?     rif:OWL-DL ?

I would be fine with that.  However, this does seem to go against the 
design "principle" we decided on for built-ins, where we created two new 
namespaces, one for predicates, and one for functions.

> The real question in my mind is whether the URLs should be the same as
> are used by owl:intendedProfile (assuming that gets adopted), in which
> case it might be   owl:OWL-DL or owl2:OWL-DL.       Ugh.

Yes, this would make sense.
But do you think the OWL working group will specify profiles for OWL 1.0?

> Maybe we can raise the matter with OWL-WG quickly.

Could you raise this matter?

> Another option which I'm kind of liking is:
>     http://www.w3.org/2008/profile#OWL-DL
> which could be used by RIF, OWL, and anything else.
> (Then, I'm wondering whether to call it OWLDL, OWL-DL, OWL_DL, or the
> lowercase versions of those.   And whether to throw in a "1".   I'm torn
> mostly between OWL-DL and OWL_DL.)

I'm basically fine with any IRI scheme you pick :-) I'm trusting you to 
make sure it follows good Web practice :-)

Best, Jos

>> By the way, do we need to ask permission from someone to define this new 
>> namespace?
> Yes.  Normally the team contact (me) does that as part of the
> publication process of the first draft which uses it.
>      -- Sandro

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