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Re: status property for annotations

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 02:02:36 -0500
To: "Marja Koivunen" <marja@annotea.org>, "Mark Smith" <mcs@pearlcrescent.com>
Cc: public-annotea-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.snetum1tw5l938@researchsft.cust.hotspot.t-mobile.com>

Bcc'ed to rdf-calendar for info / fishing purposes. Please keep follow-up  
to the annotea-dev list.

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 18:16:58 -0500, Marja Koivunen <marja@annotea.org>  
wrote:

>
> Mark Smith wrote:
>
>>
>> Does anyone know of an XML status property that could be used with the  
>> Annotation schema?  The idea is to implement simple work flow for  
>> annotations that happen to be "change requests" or "action items."
... Bugzilla ...
>> The minimum set of concepts I need are ASSIGNED, RESOLVED, and VERIFIED.
>>
>> iCalendar (RFC 2245) defines a Status property (and there is some work  
>> on XML schema for iCal).  But the allowed values for "to do" kinds of  
>> items are:  NEEDS-ACTION, COMPLETED, IN-PROCESS, CANCELLED.  This would  
>> work fine, except there is no concept similar to VERIFIED.
>>
>> Does anyone know where else to look for this kind of thing?
>>
> This functionality has been on my Annotea extensions list a long time.  
> If there is a perfect schema it could be used with Annotea.

The people who have worked on translating iCalendar into RDF in the  
rdf-calendar task force will have some of this covered. I wrote some stuff  
up once at htp://www.w3.org/2004/01/actions but I no longer recal exactly  
how I modelled it, and I probably didn't get it all right. This was for  
tracking action items through a series of meetings.

It makes sense to me to start with the stuff for Todo items in iCalendar,  
and see what should be added. I think Marja is right that extending some  
classes/properties might be desirable for use cases. I also wanted to  
extend the iCalendar stuff with a pointer that would show evidence of  
status (this is something I find as a pattern - the more I think of using  
the semantic web in everyday applications the more I think that it's value  
comes in part because that should be an easy thing to do) - i.e. where  
someone accepted an action, or the finished piece of work, or whatever.

cheers

Chaals

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