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Re: [SKOS] editorial comment: basic version info in RDF documents?

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 17:02:25 +0200
Message-ID: <4AB79581.1030805@few.vu.nl>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>, Lourens van der Meij <lourens@few.vu.nl>
Hi Ivan,

 
> I am happy to add it to the text and update it on the site, but I would
> prefer if you gave me the text to be added...


OK, let's do that! 


==== http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos.rdf and http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-owl1-dl.rdf

At the top of the current RDF documents there is already a comment, which we could change in the following way (I'm just quoting the relevant sentence):

[
This schema represents a formalisation of a subset of the semantic conditions 
    described in the SKOS Reference document.
]
->
[
This schema represents a formalisation of a subset of the semantic conditions 
    described in the SKOS Reference document dated 18 August 2009, accessible at http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-skos-reference-20090818/.
]

==== http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-xl.rdf :

I suggest to add on line two (below the rdf:RDF opening tag) the following comment:
[
<!--
 This schema represents a formalisation of the semantic conditions 
    described in the SKOS eXtension for Labels (SKOS-XL) appendix of the SKOS Reference document dated 18 August 2009, accessible at http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-skos-reference-20090818/#xl. XML comments of the form Sn are used to 
    indicate the semantic conditions that are being expressed.      
    
    A number of semantic conditions are *not* expressed formally in this schema. These are:
    
    S51
    S55
    S56
    S57
    
    For the conditions listed above, rdfs:comments are used to indicate the conditions.
-->
]

====

Does this seem ok?

Best,

Antoine


> 
> Antoine Isaac wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I got this comment from my colleague Lourens van der Meij:
>>
>>> And I think it would help if skos.rdf contained some more information
>>> that it indeed is a new version that
>>> reflects the standard (I suppose there used to be another version up
>>> to a couple of months ago.)
>>
>> I think this makes sense: we (and the previous SW Best Practices group)
>> have issued quite some versions of the RDF files, which are now
>> circulating here and there. It would be nice to allow developpers to
>> identify for sure that what they get is the right vocabulary.
>> Would it be possible to add some editorial note to all our RDF
>> vocabulaires [1,2,3] saying that these are representing our Aug 18 version?
>>
>> Note that I'm not asking for a complete versioning system: just an
>> XML-commented text (using <!-- -->) pointing to the time-stamped HTML
>> documents on the W3C site would be enough as a basic solution, I think.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Antoine
>>
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos.rdf
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-xl.rdf [3]
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-owl1-dl.rdf
>>
> 
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