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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 15:40:08 +0100
Message-ID: <479751C8.3030900@w3.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: public-owl-wg@w3.org


Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> 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.
> 

Pfew! You got me scared that there is something even worse:-)

Ivan


>> 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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