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From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:25:17 +0100
Message-Id: <98B350CB-1DEF-4549-9AEE-7B5E67806DAA@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
To: kifer@cs.sunysb.edu (Michael Kifer)

On 22 Apr 2008, at 16:08, Michael Kifer wrote:
>> My point is that a halfway stop is no good. Either have a fully
>> specced Presentation Syntax or use the XML directly.
> Yeah! Write semantics using XML and then come back.

Dude, it's a disjunction. I know you don't like disjunctions, but  
that's no reason to ignore them.

My point is that if you have a presentation syntax, people *will* use  
it and treat it as a concrete syntax no matter what warnings you put  
up. Surely your experience with recent comments confirms this.

Finally, I don't think writing a semantics using XML (e.g., if one  
uses RELAX NG's compact syntax) is so bad. I understand you prefer  
not to, which is fine. But then don't bitch when people want the  
presentation to be a (readable) concrete syntax.

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