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Re: Comments on * DRAFT * Rules Working Group Charter $Revision: 1.60 $

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 23:50:19 -0400
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To: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: public-rule-workshop-discuss@w3.org
Mike - I've seen a lot of mail from you about what you are against - 
is there a proposal somewhere that you would suggest we look at as a 
strawman for a starting place for a rules language compatible with 
Web architecture?  At least Sandro has tried to specify his strawman. 
I've looked at RuleML 0.89 (which I think is latest) - it is an 
interesting syntax, is there a semantics for it somewhere (I looked 
on the Web page, but didn't see an obvious candidate) or is the 
Datalog sublanguage proposed to be the semantics (since it inherits 
the datalog semantics) - the mission stateent says "The goal of the 
Rule Markup Initiative is to develop RuleML as the canonical Web 
language for rules using XML markup, formal semantics, and efficient 
implementations" which does imply formal semantics are being 
p.s. I  admit I haven't tracked RuleML for a while and need to get 
back up to speed, thanks for any pointers that help...
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