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[LC response] To Frank van Harmelen

From: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:09:30 +0000
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To: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Dear Frank,

Thank you for your comment
on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.

We would like to stress that RDF/XML is the only syntax that MUST be  
supported by implementations; support for the XML syntax is not  
required. We have revised several of the documents and introduced a  
new Document Overview [3] in order to make this clearer.

The XML syntax is motivated by the desire to support OWL users who  
want better interoperability with XML based tools and languages, for  
example WSDL, XSLT/XQuery/XPath, or schema aware editors. An  
additional benefit is that XML data can be exposed to RDF/OWL  
applications using GRDDL (see [1]). We agree that it is worthwhile to  
mention this in New Features and Rationale [2], and the current  
version of the document has already been improved in this respect.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2008/06/wiki_scribe/?source=http://www.w3.org/ 
[2] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/New_Features_and_Rationale
[3] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Document_Overview

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Ian Horrocks
on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group
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