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Re: ISSUE 5.14 - Ontology versioning

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 20:33:41 -0400
Message-ID: <010801c25861$b6e8fe70$af363418@ne.mediaone.net>
To: "Jeff Heflin" <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>, "WebOnt" <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

Jeff Heflin wrote:
>
> Prior versions:
> ----------------
> <url> priorVersion <url>.
>
> The second URL is an earlier version of the first. This has no meaning
> in the semantics, but could be used by software to organize ontologies
> by versions. Due to XML namespaces the identifiers in the two ontologies
> will be treated as distinct unless there are explicit statements of
> equivalence.  Thus, the two ontologies can be merged without problems,
> although there will be no "integration" unless specific mappings are
> defined.

I'm not groking the "Due to XML namespaces ..." part. Wouldn't any two
distinct URIrefs be treated as distinct unless there were statements of
equivalence? i.e. how do XML namespaces affect this?

Jonathan
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