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Some comments on the Primer document

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:46:11 +0100
Message-ID: <47ED12C3.105@w3.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: public-owl-wg@w3.org
Peter, Bijan,

I had some (minor) comments on the Primer document:


which I added as review comments on the wiki. I hope that is all right.

Two more things:

1. although not directly related to the primer document itself, it made 
me realize the small and, in my view, unnecessary inconsistencies among 
the various syntaxes when it comes to the names of terms. Things like:

- M'ter syntax: 'DisjointWith', 'SameAs'
- Functional syntax: DisjointClasses, SameIndividual
- RDF: disjointWith, sameAs

And there are others, I am sure (I did not check the OWL/XML syntax, 
actually) We still have the liberty of finalizing the names of the terms 
in the M'ter and functional syntaxes and I believe it would be 
beneficial for our 'users' if the terms used were the same and spelled 
the same way whenever possible...

2. I am on record saying that I would like to have Turtle added to this 
document as an alternative (and much more readable) syntax. I want to 
put my money where my mouth is, so I will try to make a turtle version 
of the RDF/XML ontology in the appendix; I hope to do that before the 
f2f. Is that o.k. with you?



Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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