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Re: [SKOS] developing the SKOS Semantics and SKOS Primer as wiki drafts

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:16:53 +0200
Message-ID: <46729145.7030501@few.vu.nl>
To: "Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Alistair,

I think I agree with what you propose, this is clearly a nice way to 
deal with the fact these documents are likely to be edited in a 
collective way.

I have however concerns about the readability of the final document and 
its 'ready-to-export' propriety. The many colors and tables, and the 
lack of auto;atic numbering in the wiki (or at least in your document) 
might cause problems. One thing is sure: hacing distinct pages for 
editing these sections in an easy way is a requirement ;-)


> Hi all,
> This email explains how I propose to develop the SKOS Semantics and SKOS Primer.
> I've set up a wiki draft for the SKOS Semantics at:
> <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOS/Semantics>
> and for the SKOS Primer at:
> <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOS/Primer>
> Note that these are not simple wiki pages. Each document is broken down into a number of major sections. The content for each major section is included from a sub-page.
> So, for example, the introduction section for the SKOS Semantics is included from:
> <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOS/Semantics/Introduction>
> These documents are likely to get quite big, and so I propose to use this include mechanism to make editing individual sections easier.
> Note also that, because content is included from other pages, there *will not* be any citable URLs for specific snapshots of the SKOS Semantics wiki draft or the SKOS Semantics wiki draft, although there *will* be citable URLs for specific revisions of each major section.
> For example, the URL below denotes the 14th (currently latest) revision of the introduction section for the SKOS Semantics wiki draft:
> <http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOS/Semantics/Introduction?action=recall&rev=14>
> I propose to develop these wiki drafts section by section, and then at appropriate times I will manually create a snapshot of the whole wiki draft and publish it as an editor's draft outside of the wiki.
> Also, where I am the owner of a SKOS issue, and where there is some consensus on the issue already, I may use sections of these wiki drafts as proposed resolutions to the issue, rather than make a separate proposal first via email or another wiki page - this is just to make my life easier, and I'm more than happy for other issue owners to propose resolutions as they see fit.
> How does that sound?
> Cheers,
> Alistair.
> --
> Alistair Miles
> Research Associate
> Science and Technology Facilities Council
> Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
> Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
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> Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
> United Kingdom
> Web: http://purl.org/net/aliman
> Email: a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
> Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440 
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