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Further analysis on straw poll results

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 21:17:14 +0100
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To: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

I've sent this as a separate message so as not to confuse analysis with the 

As I said last week, our goal is to get down to one option that at least a 
two thirds majority of the WG will support.  We need therefore to eliminate 
3 of the options.

I did a thought experiment as follows:

   o Drop option D: it was designed to try to support some of the needs of 
the folks supporting F, but hasn't really succeeded.  I understand HP are 
happy for it to be withdrawn.

   o Drop option B:  primarily on the grounds that I got strong feedback 
from webont that it was inadequate for their needs (they need to represent 
datatype values) which may well lead to last call feedback.

Then, doing the same analysis as before, but with just C and F options 

       Prefer       Unnacceptable
C     *******      *
F     ***          ***

These figures do not include Graham, who responded but did not distinguish 
between C and F,  nor do they include Pat Hayes or SteveP who have not yet 

On this basis it looks as though we are most likely to build strongest 
support and least dissent around option C and I am proposing that this is 
the option we pursue.  In doing so I'm aware that we can update the specs 
to reflect decision C faster than we can decision F, and since we are 
likely to have dissent either way, this is the fastest way to get the issue 
reviewed outside the WG.

I urge folks to examine the latest information we have, lest it affect 
their judgement of the issue:


and be prepared to select an option at tomorrow's telecon.

Received on Thursday, 10 October 2002 16:14:43 UTC

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