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presentation syntax publication details: abstract, namespace name

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 28 May 2003 08:44:42 -0500
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1054129482.21362.70.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

Masahiro, Jerome, Peter,

In getting Director's approval for this 1st WD
Tim, among others, got confused by the abstract:

"... This document has been written to meet the requirement
that OWL 1.0 should have an XML serialization syntax ..."
 -- http://www.res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~horim/owl-xml/owl-xmlsyntax.html

OWL already has an XML serialization: RDF/XML.

The 1st sentence of the introduction seems like it would
work better:

  This document specifies XML presentation syntax for OWL,
  which is defined as a dialect similar to OWL Abstract
  Syntax [OWL Semantics].

Also, this namespace name is probably more trouble
than it's worth:

Something like this would be much easier:


"In the case of a document using a policy selected from the template
above, the allocation of a namespace of the form /YYYY/MM/ssss where
ssss is a short string not causing confusion alarm or embarrassment
should be an administrative matter. Any other sort of allocation
requires review by the Director or in future the W3C management and/or
Technical Advisory Group."
  -- http://www.w3.org/1999/10/nsuri

Also, any suggestions on what I should serve in response
to GET requests at the namespace name? A little HTML
blurb that points to this note? An XML Schema? Something else?

Sorry this is taking so long.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2003 12:43:00 UTC

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