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Re: When did SKOS namespace change, and why?

From: Thomas Bandholtz <thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 08:07:09 +0200
Message-ID: <4857548D.7090409@innoq.com>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
CC: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi Bernard,

2008/05/skos is not downwards compatible with 2004/02/skos!
E.g.skos:subject is discontinued, and there is no class TopConcept any more.

So you shouldn't just change a namespace without considering the need of 
further changes in structure, if you want to do so.

I'm not really sure about "any solid reason for such a change", I only 
see this has not been guided by a wise versioning policy :-)
This raises the question if we would need some guidelines for Ontology 

Anyway, http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core# still is a cool uri!
You don't have to change anything.

Best, Thomas

Bernard Vatant schrieb:
> Hi all
> Reading through the latest draft dated 9 June 2008 at 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/
> The SKOS namespace URI is now http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos#,
> whereas in the previous versions it was 
> http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#
> The latter has been used extensively by applications and published 
> vocabularies, which will have to be changed to be conformant to the 
> new namespace.
> Was there any solid reason for such a change?
> Thanks!
> Bernard

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