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RE: about/base and Free to implementations

From: Smith, Michael K <michael.smith@eds.com>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 08:23:42 -0500
Message-ID: <1057786938.IAA22192@phantom.w3.org>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, public-webont-comments@w3.org


Thanks for your comments.  I will get back to you soon with a detailed
response.

- Mike

Michael K. Smith, Ph.D., P.E.
EDS - Austin Innovation Centre
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-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Dubost [mailto:karl@w3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 3:10 PM
To: public-webont-comments@w3.org
Subject: about/base and Free to implementations



Comments about
OWL Web Ontology Language
Guide
W3C Working Draft 31 March 2003

http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-owl-guide-20030331/Overview.html


* In the guide document on OWL, you have written :

>     The rdf:about attribute provides a name or reference for the
>ontology. Where the value of the attribute is "", the standard case, 
>the name of the ontology is the base URI of the owl:Ontology 
>element. Typically, this is the URI of the document containing the 
>ontology. An exception to this is a context that makes use of 
>xml:base which may set the base URI for an element to something 
>other than the URI of the current document.

What's happening in case of conflicts between xml:base and rdf:about?


* You said

>	Tools will respond to this situation in an implementation
>defined manner.

Free to implementations is dangerous and leads to lack of 
interoperability. You should define what the implementation should do 
in this case. Return of a code, etc.

-- 
Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager
           http://www.w3.org/QA/

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