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[UCR] use case document comments

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:19:02 +0000
Message-ID: <4415EFD6.9000103@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Comments on: http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/ucr/draft-20060308

Given the pressure to get a working draft out we do not oppose 
publication of this version. These are comments directed towards the 
next iteration.

1.1 Fine as is, but the difference between this and 1.4 is unclear.

1.2 The case for users of Emptor/Venditor expressing their preference 
rules in vendor neutral form is clear and sufficient to justify the use 
case. The case for exchange of those rules between the agents is less 
clear - the systems need to exchange and negotiate information requests 
but not necessarily the rules themselves.

1.3 Fine. Last para seems out of place and could be dropped. The title 
makes the case sound very narrow, yet this is a good example of using 
rules as an intermediary between regulation and implementation; a title 
emphasizing the generality might be better still.

1.4 This seems to overlap with 1.1 and, of the two, 1.1 is clearer in 
the need to exchange rules. It's not perfectly clear in 1.4 why the 
example rule needs to be exchanged rather than simply applied.

1.5 See earlier comment in response to Chris Welty.

1.6 Slightly longer than the average. Suggest we consider dropping the 
second half of the case (from "Bob recently suffered a concussion ..." 
onwards). The example information used by MEDIC in that second case is 
largely assertional (perhaps only one of those bullets is a rule) and 
doesn't seem to demonstrate more need for rule exchange than already 
covered in the first half.

1.7 Fine.

1.8 OK as a placeholder.

I see "publication" has been dropped, disappointing (but certainly not a 
show stopper), I'm intrigued as to the thinking behind that [*].

Formatting issue: it would be nice to fix the formatting of the inline 
rules so that they wrap correctly.

Dave

[*] If only there had been a working phone and IRC link on the second 
day ...
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