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"Publish the policies followed when coining URIs"

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:26:32 -0400
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110904192632.GA16827@julius>
I suspect that the title for this section, "Develop policies for managing and
preserving RDF vocabularies," was a hold-over from an earlier version of this
section, as the preservation of RDF vocabularies is now covered in a subsequent
section.  How about:

    Publish the policies followed when coining URIs

    Organizations and individuals who create and maintain URIs for resources
    and descriptive vocabularies should publish the policies followed when
    coining those URIs. Such "namespace policies" provide quality assurance for
    users of URIs, and the widespread availability of such policies will
    promote the creation of better data. Policies might cover:

    * Patterns used to coin the URIs, preferably based on best-practice guidelines.
    * Institutional commitments to the persistence of the URIs.
    * Version policy for the resources identified by the URIs.
    * The use of "HTTP" URIs, which invoke the Hypertext Transfer Protocol supported 
      universally by Web browsers, and their resolution to any Web pages or RDF schemas 
      which document the meaning of the URIs.
    * Translations of labels and other annotations into other languages. 

--  Removed references to "namespaces," which were undefined and add an unnecessary
    layer of complexity.
--  Removed reference to "Good practice guidelines and recipes for constructing 
    ontologies and structured vocabularies." -- out of place here.
--  Added reference to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_recommendations_page_take2&diff=6135&oldid=6133
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