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Re: Important: Namespace Change

From: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:37:21 +0100
Message-ID: <5114D561.6010606@eurecom.fr>
To: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
CC: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>, public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Dear all,

>> After much consideration and discussion, it was decided to change the
>> namespace to:
>>      http://www.w3.org/ns/oa#
> A good choice.

Excellent choice.

>> The spec has been updated to reflect this change. The final question
>> is if we can retroactively apply this to the spec of 2 days ago, or if
>> we need a 20130207 version for this change?
> NO! That would just be evil - what would be the point of those version
> numbers at all then?

I agree, this is evil.

> Also include a link to the OWL version quite separately at the top (by
> relative IRI to "schema.xml") - specially as http://www.w3.org/ns/oa
> is not there yet and would change in the future.   Thus say
> http://www.openannotation.org/spec/core/20130208/schema.xml would stay
> as it is.

The .xml is misleading, why not putting a .rdf or .owl (as the standard 
practice by w3c)? Why not naming it 'oa' instead of 'schema'?

For the final request of Ivan, getting an HTML (+RDFa) page for the 
spec, I find specgen very powerful and this is then very easy to 
generate your HTML version of the ontology, see 
https://bitbucket.org/wikier/specgen/wiki/Home which also lists all the 
other alternatives.
Best regards.


Raphaël Troncy
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