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Re: The URI of a RDDL "nature"

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 12:20:21 -0500
To: "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>
Cc: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87k6cxzc4q.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com> was heard to say:
| Hello Norm,
|
| I'm just catching up on this thread...
|
|> It is with this in mind that the TAG wonders if you'd be 
|> willing to establish new URIs with the pattern 
|> http://www.rddl.org/natures#<term>
|> for the natures. I would suggest preserving, but deprecating, 
|> the natures listed above (so that there would be two natures for those
|> resources) and simply dropping the rest. 
|
| Under this proposal, RDDL natures become a closed space under the
| control of the maintainer/owner of rddl.org rather than an openly
| extensible space where anyone could contribute a new nature. Is that
| really what the TAG wants?

No, and that's not the case either. Just because

  http://rddl.org/natures#w3c-xml-schema

is the nature for W3C XML Schema, that doesn't preclude me from
inventing the nature

  http://nwalsh.com/rddl/natures#my-funky-thing

| It strikes me that one would want the space of rddl natures to be openly
| extensible so that one could say something like:
|
| 	:myNatureTerm a rddl:nature .

.e.g. 

  <http://nwalsh.com/rddl/natures#my-funky-thing> a rddl:nature .

:-)

| in order to declare term as a rddl nature. Once could of course the
| dereference the nature term to find more (machine/human) readable
| documentation about that nature (maybe in another namespace document
| :-).

Exactly. My next pass through the document will probably try to do a
little more/better job with the ontology.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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