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Re: State of SSN: comment on namespaces and urls

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:57:32 +0100
To: Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>, Rob Atkinson <rob@metalinkage.com.au>, Armin Haller <armin.haller@anu.edu.au>, "janowicz@ucsb.edu" <janowicz@ucsb.edu>, "Simon.Cox@csiro.au" <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>, "phila@w3.org" <phila@w3.org>, "public-sdw-wg@w3.org" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>, Joshua Lieberman <jlieberman@tumblingwalls.com>
Cc: "ssimmons@opengeospatial.org" <ssimmons@opengeospatial.org>
Message-ID: <a8ada4f8-7ef9-2af8-7983-916014975a55@w3.org>
Hi Kerry,

Le 01/02/2017 à 03:11, Kerry Taylor a écrit :
[...]
> I believe the W3C often has no ontology sitting at a namespace uri, but
> instead a list of entities in the namespace and some documentation. Can
> Francois comment?

I'm not sure what you call "a list of entities in the namespace and some 
documentation". In the linked data era we're now in, people expect to be 
able to dereference namespace uris and get meaningful information, 
meaning an HTML page for humans, some RDF serialization for machines.

That was not the case some years ago, but I think we typically publish 
ontology files at namespace uris nowadays, possibly using content 
negotiation so that people may see an HTML page, a Turtle serialization 
of the ontology, etc. depending on the Accept HTTP header. That is the 
case for the RDF, RDF Schema, OWL, Prov namespace URIs for instance.

Francois.
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