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Re: ISSUE-154 draft response

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 09:13:16 +0100
To: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081007081316.GB8726@skiathos>

Sounds good, I'm happy for the RDF/XML document to be a normative
subset.

Cheers,

Alistair.

On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 01:04:58PM +0100, Sean Bechhofer wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Here's an updated draft response to Peter and the OWL WG, on  
> [ISSUE-154], taking
> into account additional comments. Let me know what you think. Note *this 
> is just
> a draft, not the actual response* -- I'll wait for feedback from the WG 
> before
> replying formally to Peter. (Peter if you're lurking on this list feel 
> free to
> post your thoughts at any time.)
>
> 	Sean
>
>
> Dear Peter
>
> Thank you for your comments [1,2]:
>
> "I would much prefer to have more formality in this reference document.
> I feel that it is important to have at least those parts of the SKOS
> model that fit into RDF or OWL be prominently mentioned.  It is true
> that there is a RDF/XML document that has the OWL 1 portion of SKOS, but
> this is only mentioned at the very end of the reference document.  I
> feel that it would be much better to mention this RDF/XML document at
> the beginning of the reference document.  I also note that the reference
> document mentions an outdated version of the RDF/XML document."
>
> "The OWL WG generally likes the SKOS Reference document.
>
> However, it is the opinion of the WG that there should be more formality
> in this reference document.  It would be best to have those parts of the
> SKOS model that fit into RDF or OWL be prominently mentioned throughout
> the reference document and, moreover, that the RDF/XML document that has
> the OWL 1 portion of SKOS be mentioned at the beginning of the reference
> document.  At this late stage, however, the OWL WG would be satisfied
> with only the second half of this change.
>
> The OWL WG notes that the reference document mentions an outdated
> version of the RDF/XML document and expects that this will be fixed.
>
> The OWL WG notes that the RDF/XML document is *not* normative with
> respect to the SKOS vocabulary even if it is located at the "root" of
> the SKOS vocabulary.  The OWL WG suggests that reference document
> indicate that the RDF/XML document is a normative subset of the SKOS
> specification."
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
> The outdated reference was an oversight that has now been rectified. We 
> will add a pointer to the RDF schema in the introduction to the  
> document, and will state explicitly that the RDF/XML document is a  
> normative subset of the specification.
>
> We hope that these changes will be satisfactory.
>
> Cheers,
>
> 	Sean Bechhofer
> 	Alistair Miles
>
> [ISSUE-154] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/154
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0018.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0059.html
>
>

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