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[LC response] To Danny Ayers Re: Turtle syntax tweak in OWL 2 Primer, & addition of NTriples

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:00:47 -0400
Message-ID: <20090701.100047.260231279.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: <public-owl-comments@w3.org>
Dear Danny,

Thank you for your comment
 <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-comments/2009Jun/0004.html>
on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.

Although the shorthand "a" is in the Turtle document,
http://www.w3.org/TeamSubmission/turtle, the document does not provide
an expansion for it. This makes use of the shorthand problematic in OWL
2 documents, even in non-normative documents like the OWL 2 Primer.

Many examples in OWL 2, for example in the Primer, already have two RDF
syntaxes - RDF/XML and Turtle. The OWL WG feels that adding a third RDF
syntax would not provide sufficient benefit to justify both the work
involved in adding the extra syntax and the extra load on readers in
reading or even just determining not to read the extra syntax.

Therefore the OWL WG will not be making any change to its documents in
response to this comment.

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Regards,
Peter F. Patel-Schneider
on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group 
Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 14:00:21 GMT

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