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Re: State of the RDF-Based Semantics document

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 13:29:01 +0100
Message-ID: <499FF38D.3090903@w3.org>
To: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
CC: W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>


Michael Schneider wrote:
>>> 2. the RDF based syntax
>> *semantics*! :)
>>
>>> was not _yet_ published as a Last Call document.
>>> This was only a matter of timing; the plan is to have both semantics
>>> (and all other documents) published as Recommendations together.
> 
> And should we decide at F2F5 to do substantial changes to the Direct
> Semantics, then we can even have both semantics published as /Last Calls/
> together. :-)
>

If any of the other documents get re-published as last calls I think we 
must publish them together with the RDF semantics. This would help 
avoiding misunderstandings regarding the role of RDF.

> Since no one ever asks, and since the topic "RDF-Based Semantics" has not
> been discussed at telcos for weeks now (it was always the last point in the
> agendas, even placed after AOB ;-)), here are a few words about its current
> state:
> 
> I am currently in the process of revising one last section (the document is
> inconsistent at the moment of writing, but there's no hard issue there
> anymore), which will take me another three days or so to complete it (after
> F2F). 
> 
> There is also one last open technical issue, but this will not take me more
> than two days, I guess, and I will even try to nail it down in the plane
> tomorrow, to get it out of the head. 
> 
> And I am currently revising the description texts for all the semantic
> condition tables, and have already done most of this work. 1-2 more days
> will be sufficient. 
> 
> After this, there will only remain editorial tasks to be done, including
> proof reading, and getting the naming schemes right. I have a list for this
> all. This will not take me more than a week (but probably also not much
> less).
> 
> To summarize: If the plane doesn't crash, I definitely expect to finish my
> work in the first half of March.
> 
> Sorry for the long delay, I originally thought (at F2F4) to be ready at the
> end of January, so there is now a delay of about 6 weeks. It was actually
> more work than I thought.
>

To speed up things: I am happy to be listed as official reviewer. I have 
actually reviewed the document the last few weeks and had quite some 
discussions with Michael on some details (although my role was, 
essentially, to act as a sounding board for Michael's ideas...)

Ivan


> Cheers,
> Michael
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