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Re: Current Action List for RDFCore Working Group

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 17:04:50 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101009b7cd75104b4a@[205.160.76.182]>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>I got hold of Sergey (who is trying to get out from under the hundreds
>of messages that piled up while he was away) by phone on the subclass
>cycle issue.  He said he'd be on the teleconference on Friday (so
>consider this just an interim FYI), but basically he said after thinking
>about the issue following the F2F, he didn't see that allowing cycles in
>subClassOf would make a big difference one way or the other.  He felt
>that not having the restriction against cycles was probably a more
>general way of handling them (since you could introduce
>application-specific restrictions if you wanted to), and that he
>wouldn't have a problem with removing the restriction against cycles if
>we wanted to conform with DAML on this.
>

Great!  That makes RDF considerably more expressive; now we have a 
way to say that two classes have the same members.

Pat


>--Frank
>
>Brian McBride wrote:
>>
>snip
>>
>>  ACTION 2001-08-31#2 Frank Manola
>>    chase Sergei for his reaction to this proposed
>>  resolution to issue rdfs-no-cycles-in-subClassOf when he returns
>>  (or shortly thereafter
>>
>
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