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Re: PROV-ISSUE-371 (junzhao): timestamped provo.owl [PROV-O HTML]

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 14:54:14 +0100
Message-ID: <CAPRnXt=R0epiKbNs6mpzndACeNLtai9fEgsY7wtnNipk7cqBYQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu>
Cc: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>, Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk>, Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM, Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu> wrote:

> As for content negotiation, I think it would be nice
> if http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-o-20120503/ was configured to return
> the tagged ontology file as RDF/XML for requests made with accept headers
> specifying "application/rdf+xml".  This would be very clean and would not
> result in the ontology specifying a HG dependent URL.

I am not disagreeing this would be preferable - however we already got
this on http://www.w3.org/ns/prov

> Our WD tagged ontology would have:
>     <owl:Ontology rdf:about="http://www.w3.org/ns/prov#">
>         <rdfs:label xml:lang="en">PROV Ontology</rdfs:label>
> <owl:versionIRI
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-o-20120503/"/>
>     </owl:Ontology>

However I think the owl:versionIRI should give you (some format of)
OWL file no matter how your request it. So if I copy from my text
editor the version IRI and open it in the browser, I should get the

Therefore I would suggest:


(Ie the same as the 'here' link on
http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-o-20120503/ )

You can also have an rdfs:seeAlso to
http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-o-20120503/ to show the right
version of the documentation.

I think for the TR releases this is what owl:versionIRI should say, as
that is what will be preserved 'forever'. The Mercurial site is not
guaranteed to stay there by W3C.

Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:55:12 UTC

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