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Re: Comments on GRDDL (using 3rd-party XML schemas with GRDDL) [OK?]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:51:27 -0500
To: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Cc: ogbujic@ccf.org, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, Andrew Eisenberg <andrew.eisenberg@us.ibm.com>, public-grddl-comments@w3.org, w3c-xsl-query@w3.org
Message-Id: <1185547887.4187.870.camel@pav>

On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 13:24 -0600, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
> On 24 Jul 2007, at 13:14 , Chimezie Ogbuji wrote:
> 
> > ...
> > On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 12:12 -0600, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
> >> ...
> >>
> >> It seems to me to be a surprising and unfortunate lurch toward a
> >> closed-world assumption, to require that the RDF representation of a
> >> document originate with, or be authorized by, the creator of the
> >> document.  I think that's a pretty severe design error, and one that
> >> surprises me, coming from the Semantic Web activity.
> >
> > We should be careful not to conflate closed-world assumption (which is
> > specifically a feature of inference - GRDDL has nothing to do with
> > inference) with functional data transformations.
> 
> Except, of course, that the logic of the design, as I have
> understood it so far, relies on an inference something like:
> 
>     The author did not point to this transformation from
>     the document, nor did the namespace owner point to this
>     transformation from the namespace name.
> 
>     Therefore, the transformation is not a faithful rendition
>     of the author's intentions.

No; only that if the author didn't point directly nor
indirectly to the transformation, we don't know whether
it's a faithful rendition or not.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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