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LANG: syntactic version for imports (and other things)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 13:23:46 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20020912.132346.52156178.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org

My suggestion would be that imports is an XML attribute on the enclosing
tag of an ontology.

So an OWL ontology would look something like:

<rdf:RDF owl:imports="foo:bar">
    ...
</rdf:RDF>

where the document pointed at by foo:bar should contain an OWL ontology.
(If it does not, then a null ontology is used.)

It would be nice to allow multiple imports, but this is not possible in
XML, so the value would have to be a list of URLs. 

Other things, like backward compatibility could be handled in the same way.

peter
Received on Thursday, 12 September 2002 13:23:55 UTC

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