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Re: towards a resolution on RIF BLD classification

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:40:02 +0100
Message-ID: <46D40992.6090008@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
CC: "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Chris Welty wrote:
> We have been discussing this issue for a few weeks now, and while it is 
> a small minority who prefers not having rif:subclass in the language, 
> some probing revealed that some people who have stated their support are 
> "going along with it" out of indifference or without fully understanding 
> the issue.  I think we need some more community feedback.
> Also, discussion of this issue is delaying the production of a next 
> public WD, which I would like to release ASAP.
> My proposal is that we publish a WD with the current classification 
> scheme as it is in the editors draft on the wiki, suitably labeled as 
> "under discussion" with a specific call for feedback on that proposed 
> feature of RIF BLD, and a better design rationale description for the 
> feature, including the pros and cons.
> I would like to call this resolution at tomorrows telecon, if possible, 
> with actions on perhaps Michael and Dave to draft the pro and con sections.

I think we should resolve the question of whether and why we want to 
carry a data model at all first. Asking for feedback on the specific 
case of classification without presenting the rationale for this overall 
capability or the whole picture of the other things that would come 
along with it (domain/range stuff) seems unhelpful to me.

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