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Re: some thoughts about the OWL WG comments

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:45:28 +0100
To: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Cc: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081010114528.GD6803@skiathos>

Hi Guus,

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 04:03:19PM +0200, Guus Schreiber wrote:
> [[
>   The OWL WG notes that one portion of SKOS (Notations) uses custom
> datatypes.  Although these seem to be benign, because RDF and OWL allow
> extra datatypes, the use of these datatypes is not likely to be
> supported by many tools.  The presence of extra datatypes may cause
> difficulties in some tools, which may just reject SKOS documents that
> have these datatypes.
> ]]
> Sean already pointed out that we can indicate in the document that  
> user-defined datatypes are only explicitly needed when one needs  
> multiple notations (so only in Sec. ). In addition I would like to add  
> the tools should not reject SKOS documents containing user-defined  
> datatypes, see the OWL reference section on datatype reasoning [2], in  
> particular the last sentence:
> [[
>   Unrecognized datatypes should be treated in the same way as  
> unsupported datatypes.
> ]]

This approach seems sound to me.



Alistair Miles
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