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RE: Why has the RDF mapping conditional mapping rules? (ISSUE-68)

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 01:10:35 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A06C2FDF@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Bijan Parsia wrote:

>On Feb 5, 2008, at 10:43 PM, Michael Schneider wrote:
>> But I do not understand what advantage have these conditional rules  
>> for
>> backwards compatibility.
>Think roundtripping.

Hm, I don't understand. Wouldn't roundtripping be even more save without
these conditional rules? (Apart from simplifying the RDF mapping.)

>> I do not even understand where the FS-to-RDF
>> mapping touches questions of backwards compatibility. Isn't backwards
>> compatibility only a relevant topic for the RDF-2-FS mapping [3] ?
>Even without precise roundtripping, you need to be able to get from a  
>FS ontology to an OWL 1.0 RDF/XML document
>which means that, where  
>possible, you need to reuse old constructs.

Why that? I thought roundtripping is about getting from FS to RDF (abstract
data model, not some specific serialization!) and back again, receiving
(more or less) exactly the original FS-style ontology. But even if
roundtripping goes through RDF/XML, why does it have to be an OWL *1.0*
RDF/XML document?
>The new constructs were
>introduced to cope with ambiguity when you pun, so using them  
>everywhere seems a bit harsh.



>I wouldn't mind *encouraging* using the typed vocabulary everywhere,  
>but I also suspect that people interested in doing that would use the  
>XML syntax.

Personally, I am (and was from the beginning) in favour of the new "typed"
names - with or without punning. :)


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