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RE: [PRD] PRD document importing PRD documents

From: Paul Vincent <pvincent@tibco.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 14:24:36 -0700
Message-ID: <A92210407BA7004199621BE5F0AC5D8BF33B82@NA-PA-VBE04.na.tibco.com>
To: "Christian De Sainte Marie" <csma@fr.ibm.com>, "RIF" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
+1 from me for Option 3!



Paul Vincent 

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From: public-rif-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-rif-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christian De Sainte Marie
Sent: 18 May 2009 18:19
Subject: [PRD] PRD document importing PRD documents


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It occured to me that we did not implement, in PRD, the resolution from F2F12 [1] about importing RIF documents... 

I see four ways to implement that resolution in PRD: 
1. restrict the import to Core documents (only PRD documents that are also Core documents can have imports, and they can import only other Core documents); 
2. retrict the import to PRD documents with implicit conflict resolution strategies (or explicit rif:forwardChaining conflict resolution strategy, which is the same) and they can import only other PRD documents with the same restriction; 
3. restrict the import to the case where the importing and imported documents are all associated with the same conflict resolution strategy; 
4. allowing import of other PRD documents without restriction. 

I propose to exclude option 4 as to ocomplex: we have no idea of the semantics; I also propose that we exclude options 1 and 2 as overly restrictive, and that we implement option 3. We have only one conflict resolution strategy that is specified normatively, anyway; so, it might seem that option 3 is the same as option 2; except that it makes extension to other conflict resolution strategies easy (or so it seems)... 

What do you think? 

I drafted a section on documents and imports in RIF-PRD [2] according to option 3. I have, still, to update the section 8.5 accordingly. 

Please, read and react. 

[1} http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/meeting/2009-01-14#resolution_6 <http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/meeting/2009-01-14#resolution_6>  
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/PRD#Document_and_imports <http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/PRD#Document_and_imports>  



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