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Re: XML Syntax updated

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:19:46 +0200
Cc: W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1018F7B3-A4C9-4E55-B5A5-D2C64352A218@uva.nl>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>

I'm currently in the process of reviewing the XML Serialization, but  
it seems there's still some 'unfinished business'.

Please advise on how to proceed: should I wait a bit until the prefix  
abbreviation mechanism is finalised?



On 31 mrt 2009, at 12:28, Bijan Parsia wrote:

> I've updated the schema to handle prefix declarations:
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?title=OWL_XML_Schema&diff=21025&oldid=20011
> The only issue remaining (before I update the spec text and declare  
> victory) is how to distinguish IRIs from AbbreviatedIRIs. I've  
> suggested a separate attribute and a leading token. Basically:
> 	<Class abbrevIRI="bjp:Person/>
> 	<Class aIRI="bjp:Person"/>
> vs.
> 	<Class IRI=">bjp:Person"/>
> The problem, of course, is that >bjp:Person is not a valid anyURI.
> vs.
> 	Depends on whether there's a declaration (the Sandro Solution)
> I'm also inclined to forbid relative URIs. They are a pain to cope  
> with and to explain. I think having one univocal way to abbreviate  
> URIs is overall much more beneficial than to have 2 mechanisms where  
> one is optimized for a sorta strange case. A case I use a lot, but a  
> bit of an outlier none-the-less.
> Thoughts welcome. Otherwise, I'll mope a bit and pick a solution.
> Cheers,
> Bijan.

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