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Re: SKOS-XL (was RE: SKOS/ synonym provenance (ISSUE-27 AnnotationOnLabel))

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 23:06:25 +0100
Message-ID: <47474EE1.4040609@few.vu.nl>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
CC: public-swd-wg@w3.org

Hi Alistair and others,

+1 for Ed's mixed feelings about SKOS-XL. I think it's useful to provide 
it, but the usefulness of the solution could be hampered by its 
appearing in some note with unclear status with respect to SKOS 
As far as I can remember there were also discussions on SKOS "branding" 
and introducing several flavors of SKOS. These options were not really 
Evantually I could live with one namespace for "core" SKOS and one (and 
just one!) for advanced features, but would really be unconfortable with 
having them following different status tracks.

Also, my first thoughts for the Primer is that we could follow RDFa 
Primer example [1]. First, a part on the "core" (adapting the existing 
SKOS core guide) and the a second part, explicitly advertised for more 
advanced uses, devoted to all kind of patterns and specific constructs 
that deal with the requirements that were present only in a part of our 
use cases. It might be longer that what we hope for a primer, but the 
different reading instructions could make it easier to be handled with 
by readers.



[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/

> I appreciate the desire to keep SKOS lightweight, but I also want to
> amplify Alan's point about the convention being widely adopted amongst
> SKOS users. I've been privately hopeful that labels-as-resources
> hadn't been entirely ruled out since ISSUE-26 [2] and ISSUE-27 [3] are
> still open and there is a candidate requirement in the use cases for
> R-AnnotationOnLabel. But I'm also open to exploring the practical side
> of something like SKOS-XL. As a newbie I'm particularly interested in
> how the entailment rules would get expressed, and processed in the
> "real world".
> Is it worthwhile at this point for interested folks to write up
> SKOS-XL as a Note? I imagine it would need to take a back seat to the
> Reference and Primer work... My personal opinion is that I think it
> will be important for the Primer to directly address extensibility of
> labels.
> //Ed
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/26
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/27
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