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Re: Want GRDDL intro for WG-dummies :)

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 11:51:10 +0200
Cc: "Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "OWL Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4D079D94-6EBF-4431-8ECF-7EABA01831A5@uva.nl>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>

On 9 mei 2008, at 11:26, Bijan Parsia wrote:
> On 9 May 2008, at 10:06, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:
> [snip]
>> Yes, GRDDL does not require you to use XSLT, it can be a web  
>> service as well (cf. Bijan's remark on the telecon).
> Actually, it can just be an abstract function. We need to be clear  
> on the difference between specs and implementation here.

You are right (of course), I was just making the point that it doesn't  
have to be an XSLT.

> The other reason to "do" anything wrt to GRDDL, afaict, is so that  
> authors who want to use GRDDL or readers who receive an OWL/XML  
> document with a GRDDL attribute can detect whether the transform is  
> intended to produce the equivalent RDF/XML document (as opposed to  
> just the classes, for example).

That's a good one. Hadn't thought of that.

>> We need some way to point to this official transformation:
> Well, I usually point at the specs :) Seriously, if there's a  
> question about whether a program correctly implements the  
> transformation, we definitely SHOULD NOT point to a particular  
> implementation (whether in XSLT or Java or provided as a web service).

That's what I meant to say.. should have been 'mapping', not  
'transformation'. I don't think anyone is proposing to have a  
normative XSLT, just provide a correct one.

BTW I'm not necessarily advocating that we do or do not make such an  
XSLT. Haven't really made up my mind yet.


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