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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: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:05:58 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20080123.090558.234472712.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: ivan@w3.org
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Subject: Re: ISSUE-94 (n-ary constucts and RDF): Problem with roundtripping when going from functional-style syntax into RDF and back
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:36:09 +0100

> 
> 
> Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> >
> [snip]
> > 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?

Nope, this is the problem.

> Ivan
> 
> >                      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

peter
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