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Re: ongoing changes to the OWL 2 RDF vocabulary [WAS: [Announcement] OWL API 2.2.0 Available]

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 23:01:04 +0100
Message-Id: <0E17ED22-DE76-4B91-BB0C-3873CF6F014D@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Matthew Horridge <matthew.horridge@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>

On 18 Apr 2008, at 22:45, Michael Schneider wrote:
> Hi list!
>
> Sandro Hawke wrote:
>
>> Just to be clear: OWL 2 is a work-in-progress and will keep  
>> changing for
>> some months to come.  People not following closely might not notice
>> that.  In a few months it should settle down, go through a few more
>> review rounds, and finally be done.
>
> To inform everyone (esp. tool builders) that Sandro's warning has  
> to be
> taken seriously:
[snip]

I hope no one is surprised by these facts. Until OWL2 becomes a  
recommendation (that is, hits the final stage of the W3C process),  
everything is subject to change. Working drafts are just that.

This is totally normal at the W3C (or, likely, in any standards  
group). Implementors who track the drafts provide all sorts of  
valuable feedback (and we much appreciate it)! The burden is having  
to change their implementation as we change the design.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Friday, 18 April 2008 21:59:07 GMT

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