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Re: ACTION-206: Check whether we can include ontology alignments and fragments without proper implementation evidence in rec trac document but marked as non-normative (Spatial Data on the Web Working Group)

From: Scott Simmons <ssimmons@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:18:26 -0600
Cc: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <597AB70F-2BA8-42F4-9944-5225C13A4206@opengeospatial.org>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
OGC does not require evidence of implementation for normative content in a standard. If the standard is to be advanced to a “standard with compliance suite,” then every mandatory normative portion of the standard must be implemented and there sill be an OGC-managed compliance test suite available.

Scott

> On Oct 10, 2016, at 3:24 AM, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> From a W3C perspective, yes you can.
> 
> The rules are:
> - if it's normative, you need to show evidence of implementation;
> - implementation evidence is not required for non-normative sections of the doc, including extensions and alignments.
> 
> A reasonable expectation might be that across multiple implementations, all terms defined normatively were used multiple times. Individual implementations may then be the only example of use of non-normative terms and alignments. That then shows that the core is stable and well implemented, as well as being the useful basis for specific usage scenarios. In this case, saying "here's how you can align SSN with X" would be fine.
> 
> I leave it to Scott to comment on any delta between this and the OGC position.
> 
> HTH
> 
> Phil.
> 
> On 10/10/2016 03:54, Spatial Data on the Web Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> ACTION-206: Check whether we can include ontology alignments and fragments without proper implementation evidence  in rec trac document but marked as non-normative (Spatial Data on the Web Working Group)
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/track/actions/206
>> 
>> On: Phil Archer
>> Due: 2016-10-12
>> Product: Semantic Sensor Network Ontology
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