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Re: more FPWDs? (was Re: Possible new public working draft?)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 13:06:01 +0100
Message-ID: <47C55229.9070706@w3.org>
To: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
CC: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, public-owl-wg@w3.org

I believe this would be more than just 'illustration'. If such an XSLT 
transform was done and its references properly added to the namespace 
document of OWL/XML, that would mean that every OWL/XML document could 
be automatically transformed into RDF/XML via a GRDDL aware processor 
(and they already exist!), which would have all kinds of practical 
advantages. And, of course, an implementation may reveal possible 
inconsistencies that could improve the quality of all specifications 


Michael Schneider wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jeremy Carroll [mailto:jjc@hpl.hp.com] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:12 AM
>> To: Michael Schneider
>> Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: more FPWDs? (was Re: Possible new public working draft?)
>> Michael Schneider wrote:
>>> Can you please elaborate on this point? Personally, I do not 
>> know much about
>>> GRDDL, and in particular I do not understand how GRDDL relates to the
>>> OWL/XML serialization.
>> GRDDL allows a transform (usually written in XSLT) to be 
>> associated with 
>> either a specific XML document, or via a namespace document, 
>> with an XML 
>> namespace.
>> This transform takes XML documents with root elements in that 
>> namespace 
>> as input, and as output gives an RDF/XML document.
>> Hence, implementing the mapping rules as XSLT, and using GRDDL would 
>> illustrate the relationship between the OWL/XML syntax, the functional 
>> syntax, the graph syntax and RDF/XML.
>> Jeremy
> Thanks, Jeremy, for the explanation!
> I do not understand why we need to explictly show a relationship between OWL/XML and RDF/XML. There's a mapping between Functional Syntax and OWL/XML on the one hand, and between Functional Syntax and RDF on the other hand, together with a serialization mapping between RDF and RDF/XML.
> Cheers,
> Michael
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