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Re: reply to a POWDER Group request

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:59:50 +0200
Message-ID: <49E593F6.4080302@w3.org>
To: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
CC: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>, W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
I agree with this, too. I must admit I am not even sure what the problem
is with referring to the Overview in a general context of OWL 2...


Ian Horrocks wrote:
> I agree with this. I believe that having a citable entry point with the
> whole WG as authors/editors was one of the reasons we decided to make
> Overview be a (rec track) document rather than a web page.
> The alternative is to have random and/or inappropriate citing of OWL 2
> documents. No doubt it isn't possible to completely avoid this, but we
> can at least try.
> Ian
> On 14 Apr 2009, at 01:01, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>>> On 13 Apr 2009, at 21:11, Michael Schneider wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>> * The cited reference "[OWL2]" points to the Primer. I believe the
>>>> Document Overview is the best document to generically refer to OWL 2.
>>> [snip]
>>> Really? That seems unfortunate.
>>> Or is that a design goal for Overview?
>> FWIW, I understood it to be, and said and heard words to that effect at
>> the meeting where we approved the concept (2009-02-23), but alas, I
>> don't see them recorded in the minutes.
>> That was, in my mind, the main reason to go out of our way to not have
>> editors named, since whoever is named on that document would be widely
>> cited for "OWL 2".  Of course when people have reason to cite a
>> particular document, they will, but when the just need a pointer to all
>> of OWL 2, I would expect/assume/hope they would use Overview.
>>       -- Sandro


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