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Re: CURIE proposal ...

From: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:03:37 +0100
Message-ID: <480DA9E9.6080403@deri.org>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>, Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Bijan Parsia wrote:
> On 22 Apr 2008, at 02:36, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> I'm such a flip-flopper; maybe I should run for President.
>>
>> While I liked Axel's proposal, I think I also get Michael's point, that
>> (to paraphrase) the Presentation Syntax is not a real rule language.  If
>> we want a real (usable) rule lanuage, we should carefully design one,
>> not just add random patches to the PS.
> 
> [snip]
> 
> It's a fantasy, in my experience, to think that something called a 
> "Presentation Syntax" is *not* going to get used as a concrete syntax. 
> It will just be an underspecified one. (See the old OWL abstract syntax 
> for one example.)

even there, it was useful to write down examples.

> What's the objection to using XML directly? 

see my last mail.

Axel

> For spec purposes, relax-ng 
> grammars are reasonably compact. For examples, well, I'd personally 
> rather have the actual syntax I'm supposed to be exchanging.



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Dr. Axel Polleres, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
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