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Re: ISSUE-152: Last Call Comment: Prefix for extension labels

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:29:01 +0100
To: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20081023082859.GA9010@skiathos>

Here's a draft response to Erik on ISSUE-152, comments welcome.

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Dear Erik,

Thank you for you helpful comments. In response to the comment below:

On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 09:21:12PM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> ISSUE-152: Last Call Comment: Prefix for extension labels 
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/152
> Raised by: Alistair Miles
> On product: SKOS
> Raised by Erik Hennum in [1]:
> """
> While namespace prefixes are completely arbitrary in principle, in practice
> conventional namespaces prefixes are useful for reinforcing understanding.
> Should the conventional namespace prefix for the extension labels
> incorporate the "skos" name as a reminder of the association as in "skosl"
> or "skosxl"?
> """

The Last Call Working Draft of the SKOS Reference [2] has adopted your
suggestion, using "skosxl" as the conventional prefix for the SKOS XL

Kind regards,


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Jun/0103.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080829/

Alistair Miles
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