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Re: PROV-ISSUE-222 (used-objectproperty): Datatype property for used? [Ontology]

From: Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:53:15 +0100
Message-ID: <4F991B0B.9080407@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
To: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>
CC: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>, "public-prov-wg@w3.org" <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
On 17/04/2012 18:48, Jim McCusker wrote:
> For filenames, I would figure that one should use a file:// URI. Are there
> any reasons not to?

Maybe, but I'm not aware of the full context, so ignore me if this doesn't make 

file:// URIs are interpreted with respect to a specific host environment 
(commonly localhost, but can be named).  While it's possible to separately a 
denotation, I think it could prove tricky to use this in a global reasoning 

So, if the example is strictly local-use then file://... might be OK, but if the 
idea is to create provenance that can be shipped across the web I'd suggest 
avoiding file:// URIs.

(This reminds me that there's a proposal for a ni: URI scheme that identifies by 
way of cryptographic hash, which might be useful for some aspects of provenance 
... http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/81/slides/decade-3.pdf, 


> Jim
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Paul Groth<p.t.groth@vu.nl>  wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I've place my example at
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/Eg-27-small-command-line
>> Essentially, we have the name of a zip file that is associated with an
>> Entity. The question is what is the recommended way to associate that
>> value with the entity.
>> Luc's suggestion is prov:value.
>> I'm inclined to suggest that this also apply to activities as well....
>> Cheers
>> Paul
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