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Re: 5.1.6 Rule language coverage <--: UCR Requirements Text

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 07:05:41 -0400
To: "Paul Vincent" <pvincent@tibco.com>
Cc: "Christian de Sainte Marie" <csma@ilog.fr>, "RIF WG" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20943.1212577541@ubuhebe>

> How about:
> 
> RIF* must allow** rule interchange*** between common deployed**** rule
> engines. =20
> 
> * =3D RIF, the format, any extensions, and appropriate translators

Standard extensions or third-party non-standard extensions?

> ** =3D subject to the development of appropriate compliant translators
> *** =3D interchange of rulesets against either a prespecified fact or =
> data
> model, or including said fact or data model
> **** =3D rule engines limited to individual research topics or
> institutions are assumed not to be both common and deployed; however RIF
> does not exclude these being covered.

If standard extensions, then when do you think we can achieve this?
Certainly not in the next couple years, right?  We'd have to subsume the
prolog standardization work, etc.  And every time some rule vendor added
a feature, we would have failed in this goal until we caught up. 

     -- Sandro

> Paul Vincent
> TIBCO | Business Optimization | Business Rules & CEP
> =20
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: public-rif-wg-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-rif-wg-request@w3.org]
> > On Behalf Of Sandro Hawke
> > Sent: 03 June 2008 15:53
> > To: Christian de Sainte Marie
> > Cc: RIF WG
> > Subject: UCR Requirements Text
> >=20
> ...
> >=20
> >=20
> > > 5.1.6 Rule language coverage
> > >
> > > RIF must cover the set of languages identified in the _Rulesystem
> > > Arrangement Framework_. See the _Coverage_ section.
> >=20
> > Both those links are broken.  How about this:
> >=20
> >       RIF (with extensions) must cover all widely-deployed rule
> >       languages.
> >=20
> >=20
> ...
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