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Re: Importing the correct version of an ontology

From: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@univ-rennes1.fr>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 18:08:17 +0200
Message-Id: <0D862399-37FD-41D9-861F-C7939FB1B9F5@univ-rennes1.fr>
Cc: "David Price" <david.price@eurostep.com>, "semantic-web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: "Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de>
Hi, so maybe I'm having a major lack of knowledge here, aren't  
classes in the ontology supposed to be identified with a fragment ?

best,
Andrea


Il giorno 21/set/07, alle ore 17:57, Michael Schneider ha scritto:

>
> Hi, David!
>
> David Price wrote on Friday, September 21:
>
>> For example:
>>
>> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata is the URI for the
>> ontology in all cases. It is also the Web address for the
>> latest and greatest ontology.
>>
>> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata/V1 contains the same
>> ontology when version 1 is published.
>>
>> When version 2 is published, then
>>
>> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata contains the version 2  
>> ontology
>>
>> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata/V2 contains the same
>> version 2 ontology
>>
>> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata/V1 contains the
>> version 1 ontology.
>>
>> This lets ontology importing tools/users decide when to use
>> ontology V1 vs. V2 or whether to always use the latest and
>> greatest.
>
> I am just considering: Wouldn't it be better to use for those "frozen"
> ontology versions an URI scheme like in
>
>   http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/V1/refdata
>
> with the "V1" /before/ the "refdata" part. Or with the publishing data
> contained as in:
>
>   http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/2007/09/21/refdata
>
> like it is used for the RDF and OWL namespaces.
>
> My concern with your proposed ".../refdata/V1" scheme is that I  
> would regard
> this more to be an URI for an OWL class named "V1" within the "OASIS"
> ontology (if slash-URIs are used). So, this might (while very  
> unlikely to
> happen) collide with such a class name in the ontology. And, perhaps,
> ontology tools might get confused by it? I don't know, just have a  
> somewhat
> bad feeling.
>
> On the other hand, the Dubling Core also uses the version number at  
> the end,
> and so does FOAF:
>
>   http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
>   http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/
>
> So, perhaps still not a problem?
>
> This might be somewhat pedantic, I suppose. :-) But I would like to  
> use the
> opportunity of this thread to discuss some "best solution" for such a
> certainly pretty common scenario. Or is there already some "best  
> practice"
> document out covering this topic?
>
> Cheers,
> Michael
>
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