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How to close issue 5.13 - internet media type for OWL

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 10:50:45 -0500
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To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

All -
  I believe the following is a summary of where we stood at the end of 
last week's telecon, and what I propose to bring up at this week's as 
an issue closing:

1 - The group felt there should be an OWL MIME type - we had two choices:
  Application/owl+xml
  Application/owl+rdf+xml
we had preferences for each, no "can't live" on either.

2 - The group felt that having the keyword for the language subsets 
(Lite, DL) in the mime-type might not be the right way to do it. 
Instead, it was suggested that we have another "extra logicial" tag 
for the ontology document that would specify the keyword.  No 
specific name for this keyword was suggested, although I think 
someone said "owl:inferenceType" - i.e.
  <owl:ontology rdf:about="">
    <owl:inferenceType>DL</owl:inferenceType>
     ... other extralogical stuff ...
  </owl:ontology>

note: this assumes we want this to be an arbitrary string. 
Alternatively, we could make it have some logic attached and say it 
has to be
   owl:oneOf (Lite DL Full)

3 - upon closing of the issue, Jonathan will submit the requisite 
stuff to IETF for the MIME type

I think we need to iron out the details on this ASAP so we can try to 
close this issue on Thursday - please send mail to list if you have 
opinions on:
  i. app/owl+xml vs app/owl+rdf+xml
  ii. name of the keyword for language subsets
  iii. whether langauge subset should be a string (which let's people 
invent arbitrary new ones) or a specific class (in which case we can 
limit to our three).

  thanks
  JH

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