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Re: CURIE proposal ...

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:49:27 -0400
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@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>
Message-ID: <28304.1208882967@cs.sunysb.edu>

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

I love disjunctions. I see that you did not understand what I said, so I
will explain it formally.

You: a \/ b.
Me:  ~b.

> 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.

Are you talking to me?

> Finally, I don't think writing a semantics using XML (e.g., if one  
> uses RELAX NG's compact syntax) is so bad.

Let me repeat: come back when you are done.

> 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.

You are utterly confused. I was bitching?


> Cheers,
> Bijan.
Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:50:22 UTC

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