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Re: On a possible role for the applications and demos task force

From: Jos De_Roo <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 01:17:58 +0100
To: brian.mcbride@hp.com
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF7810E7D5.1FFA85D2-ONC1256E62.0083A8EE-C1256E63.000172E7@agfa.com>

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> In RDFCore, and I think also in Owl, when there was an issue and a 
decision
> was made, one or more test cases were produced to illustrate that 
decision.
> I am suggesting that analagously in Best Practices, when a best practice 
is
> produced, it should not only be described in a document, but one or more
> illustrations of that practice should be produced.  Ideally such
> illustrations will be easily adaptable by folks to their own needs.

What I always will remember from DanC is

[[
If there is no way to make this issue observable
as an entailment test, then I don't believe
it's a substantive issue.
]]

So yes, I'm very much liking your ideas and for instance,
it's not a matter wether it's good or bad to have
"classes as instances" or "properties as classes or instances"
but it is a matter of "explicit assumptions" and "if something
is the case then nothing that isn't the case can follow".


-- 
Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
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