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Re: owl:imports and xml namespace!

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 11:13:29 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f50bb220e786a2c@[10.0.1.2]>
To: "Davide Noaro" <noarodavide@libero.it> (by way of Jim Hendler), www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
At 9:01 AM -0400 6/27/03, Davide Noaro wrote:
Hi,
I don't understand why in owl:imports you didn't put an attribute to 
set up a shorthand notation for names of the elements imported.
There is a redundancy between the namespace declarations and 
owl:imports statements like in DAML.... why you didn't add an 
attribute like in SHOE to specify the prefix of the elements? Is 
there a motivation that giustify the redundancy?
Thank you in advance for you answers,
Davide.
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Davide Noaro
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David, we did this because RDF and XML Namespaces provide ways to do 
referencing that are more consistent with the Web architecture and 
with accepted web standards - we generally felt that an OWL specific 
mechanism that wouldn't be understood by XML or RDF parsers would be 
a mistake.  We did, however, in response to some comments about this, 
extend our discussion of this in the OWL Reference -- the newer write 
up is in the Editors' Draft of the Reference (not the Last Call 
version) at [1]
  -Jim H


[1] http://www.daml.org/2002/06/webont/owl-ref-proposed#imports-def

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