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To: simon.reinhardt@koeln.de
CC: public-owl-comments@w3.org
Subject: [LC response] To Simon Reinhardt

Dear Simon,

Thank you for your comment
     <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-comments/2009Jun/0005.html>
on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.

The OWL WG was chartered to define OWL 2 and we consider guidance on best practice to be outside the charter of the group. We suggest that you might find it useful to discuss this in other fora such as

   public-owl-dev@w3.org
   public-lod@w3.org
   semantic-web@w3.org



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Regards,
Peter F. Patel-Schneider
on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group



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Hello,

When writing OWL ontologies in RDF syntaxes it is generally a good practice to 
explicitly relate the defined terms (i.e. classes, properties and individuals) 
back to the ontology through the property "rdfs:isDefinedBy". In OWL 2 with the 
introduction of owl:versionIRI there are two options now:

- Relate the terms to the ontology IRI
- Relate the terms to the version IRI

I wonder if the working group wishes to state any preference or give advice on which option to choose?

Regards,
  Simon