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Re: New Specification Published!

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:19:07 +0100
Message-ID: <51129E9B.9010601@eurecom.fr>
To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
CC: Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com>, public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Dear all,

Disclaimer: I will not fight whatever the namespace you choose. This is 
just a ns anyway and the most important thing is indeed its stability 
and its credibility (thus the w3c hosting).

> 1.  We've had that namespace published for quite a while now, and
> people are implementing using it.  While they may have to change the
> code to update to the new specification, if they were only using the
> basics, they might not have to.

Being one who implemented it, I can re-assure you that this will not be 
a problem. I'm curious though how many oa annotations one can find out 
there, published on the web? Any study on this? I also agree that if you 
plan to make a change (and I understand that you don't want), then it is 
better to make it earlier than later. My personal feeling is that the 
community is just now actively looking at the new spec and that there is 
still a time window to change it, but I might be very wrong and under 
estimate how deep OA has already been implemented by the DL or other 

> 3. Having it spelt out in full is a good branding strategy. "OA" has
> many other expansions that are significantly more well known than Open
> Annotation.  Open Access comes instantly to mind, for example.

So, there are two aspects: i) the fact you indeed spell it completely 
'openannotation' instead of 'oa' and ii) also that you use a path in 
your ns. Hence, should we expect that 
http://www.w3.org/ns/openannotation/ is itself a small ontology that 
contains modules defined in http://www.w3.org/ns/openannotation/core/ 
and http://www.w3.org/ns/openannotation/extensions/, etc. No hash in 
your ns either? People might wonder why you do differently than other 
Best regards.


RaphaŽl Troncy
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