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Re: ISSUE-15 (ontology names): REPORTED: Ontologies should not be required to include a URI

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 17:37:12 +0100
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To: Web Ontology Language (OWL) Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

The links in the notes to emails by Matthew Pocock do not work as they  
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On 24 okt 2007, at 23:11, Web Ontology Language (OWL) Working Group  
Issue Tracker wrote:

> ISSUE-15 (ontology names): REPORTED: Ontologies should not be  
> required to include a URI
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/tracker/issues/
> Raised by: Peter Patel-Schneider
> On product:
> Reported by jlc415, Jun 11, 2007
> The current specification *requires* that each ontology include a URI.
> The ability to specify an ontology URI (along the lines of setting a  
> "base" in xml or html files) can be
> useful, but is completely inappropriate in many settings: the  
> identifier for an ontology which does
> not declare a URI should be inferred from other information (such as  
> its location).
> Duplicating an ontology with a URI requires editing the file itself,  
> which disallows use of OWL files
> with most systems providing automatic maintenance of different  
> versions of the same file. For
> example, it would be valuable to be able to check OWL into a CVS,  
> subversion, or GIT repository and
> then link to either the head of a particular branch or to a specific  
> version, where these different
> versions are served on the web from URIs automatically assigned by  
> the version control system. If
> the ontology includes a URI this is not possible.
> As a fix, I propose making the URI of an ontology optional.

Drs. Rinke Hoekstra

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