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Re: rdf:list vocabulary

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 05:47:13 +0200
Message-ID: <483CD5C1.9000206@w3.org>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Wouldn't that affect backward compatibility? What would happen to 
existing OWL1 ontologies serialized in RDF?


Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> I'm wondering whether we should consider removing our reliance on 
> rdf:list vocabulary for the serialization of OWL and instead make it 
> available for modeling in OWL. This would enable a class of RDF that is 
> currently inaccessible for reasoning in OWL to be productively used. The 
> downside is that we lose some the (relative) conciseness of using 
> rdf:parsetype=collection in our RDF serializations.
> Given the choice of making the RDF more compact, versus making more 
> native RDF possible to reason over using OWL, I think I'd lean to the 
> latter. After all, we will have the OWL XML syntax if length of 
> serialization is our primary concern.
> Thoughts?
> -Alan


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