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Re: ISSUE-94 (n-ary constucts and RDF): Problem with roundtripping when going from functional-style syntax into RDF and back

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:36:09 +0100
Message-ID: <479742C9.2040307@w3.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: public-owl-wg@w3.org

Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> However, round-tripping through RDF/XML is not possible in general because
> there are OWL ontologies written in the functional syntax that cannot be
> written in RDF/XML.  

I am surprised by this, I must admit. Can you elaborate on this?

I know there are RDF graphs that cannot be expressed in RDF/XML. Are you 
referring to some other problems?


>                      As it doesn't make sense to attempt to do something
> impossible, we shouldn't be trying to ensure round-tripping through
> RDF/XML in general.
> Peter F. Patel-Schneider


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