I got a message below from a user who is trying to use SKOS in a project,
but is getting tangled in a problem with the FOAF URL to define the NS
which is preventing use of SKOS. Any suggestions?
The old FOAF & SKOS (which creates a FOAF namespace (NS)) URLs
are no longer any good.
SKOS has a NEW URL which does appear to work:
However, since SKOS defines a FOAF namespace, you must also have a
working FOAF URL to use SKOS. The W3C FOAF page (which has been
updated a bit) does include a FOAF RDF file link:
When you click on this, you get nothing, but when you use 'wget' on the
command line you get a nice FOAF RDF file.
Unfortunately, the SKOS file uses the old FOAF URL -
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/ - to
define the FOAF NS. This means unless you download a copy of the
SKOS file and hand edit the FOAF NS description to a working FOAF URL,
you can't open SKOS or any other RDF or OWL file that either defines a
SKOS NS or imports SKOS.