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Re: [ACTION-99] Use OWL Ontology headers in the Schema of all our documents (reworded)

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:25:52 +0200
Message-ID: <4A32C7E0.8070903@w3.org>
To: Carlos A Velasco <carlos.velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
CC: ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Hi Carlos,

Thank you for this suggestion. I've incorporated it except for the 
owl:imports. According to the OWL specification, it says:

- "An owl:imports statement references another OWL ontology containing 
definitions, whose meaning is considered to be part of the meaning of 
the importing ontology."

I'm not sure that we actually want to *import* other namespaces. This 
relates to Notes 5&6 about requiring support for HTTP-in-RDF and for 
Content-in-RDF:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL10/WD-EARL10-Schema-20090610#note5>
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL10/WD-EARL10-Schema-20090610#note6>

Once we have a resolution on these points then we can update the RDF 
accordingly. For now, I've added rdfs:seeAlso for cross-referencing.

Best,
   Shadi


Carlos A Velasco wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> According to my action item from today, which I reworded. This is also
> related to ISSUE-17.
> 
> I would suggest that we use in all our RDF Schemas the ontology headers:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-ref/#Ontology-def>
> 
> For instance, for EARL 1.0:
> 
> <owl:Ontology rdf:about="">
>   <owl:versionInfo>v 1.0</owl:versionInfo>
>   <rdfs:comment>Schema for the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0
>   </rdfs:comment>
>   <owl:imports rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"/>
>   <!-- ... and all the imported namespaces here -->
> </owl:Ontology>
> 
> Like the OWL spec recommends, I would like to suggest also to use the
> xml:base attribute, pointing to our namespaces, e.g.:
> 
> xml:base="http://www.w3.org/ns/earl"
> 
> 
> regards,
> carlos

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