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Re: Concepts doc review

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 15:05:45 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030116150506.00a1a040@127.0.0.1>
To: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: RDFCore Working Group <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

Jan,

Thanks for this... it's added to my issues list for action in the last-call 
period.

#g
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At 04:28 PM 1/6/03 +0000, Jan Grant wrote:

>Basically a thumbs-up.
>
>
>Mostly typos follow, although I've still some concerns about mentioning
>the law at all in this document.
>
>
>
>Section 2.2.3
>
>- The last sentence "The other kind of value..." kind of leaves me
>         hanging, wanting to know what a literal is. And isn't this
>         section about names, not values?
>
>Section 3.1
>
>- Is the last sentence a shorthand for "...is the conjunction *of the
>         meaning* of all the statements..."? Actually, that's more
>         confusing, better as it is.
>
>Section 3.2
>
>- This chestnut again. Nodes _are_ URIrefs, but arcs are labelled by
>         URIrefs. This is nitpicking though.
>
>Section 3.3
>
>- Terms like "paired with exactly one" make the lexical->value mapping
>         sound bijective, although both bullet points taken together
>         make this clear.
>
>- XMLLiteral. This might actually be a comment on semantics section 4.1,
>         rule rdf2b. I wasn't sure when I read that if the canonical form
>         of an XML Literal subsumed the lang tag into the literal or
>         whether it's an external thing. If the latter (which section 5
>         might be seens as giving the lie to) rdf2b needs revision (for
>         a typo).
>
>- last paragraph. Note that compound XML schema types are somewhat
>         undersupported at the moment (I think).
>
>Section 3.5
>
>- possibly an OWL comment: can OWL express a relational compound
>         primary key using the relational->rdf mapping suggested
>         in this example?
>
>Section 3.6
>
>- First paragraph, "The ideas *of* meaning..."
>
>Section 4.2, penultimate paragraph.
>
>- Be really bloody careful here. Libel law (in the UK at least) does not
>         observe the de re/de dicto distinction; publishing a libellous
>         statement with qualifications or in quotes may constitute libel
>         itself. Don't write anything that might be construed as quasi-
>         legal advice into something published by the W3C (or get
>         someone with a legal head to check it first).
>
>Section 4.5
>
>- be careful here too. if the assertion in (B) comes after that in (C),
>         the publishers of (C) might feel hard-done-by should a
>         specification indicate that they are in the wrong (although
>         "previously defined" might be seen as a get-out).
>
>Section 6.4
>
>- phew! It's ironic that "universal resource identifiers" have been
>         extended to produce "international resource identifiers".
>
>
>Section 6.5.2
>
>- typo, second paragraph: "the pair *formed* by the lexical form..."
>
>Section 7.
>
>- first para, I've only ever seen "context-free" hyphenated, although
>         "context dependent" looks fine. Maybe someone can step in with
>         a dictionary?
>
>- third bullet point reads to me as with a use/mention problem. I think
>         "Graham Klyne's car" should be in quotes. Is Graham Klyne's
>         car an abstract idea? Or is the notion of his car the idea?
>         In fact, the whole example is borderline Pythonesque.
>
>- fourth bullet point reads "Thus: thus, ..."
>
>
>
>I think that's it. I would add a disclaimer at the top (probably after
>the penultimate paragraph of section 1) that (particularly
>non-normative) sections are intended to be
>illustrative/expositive/explanatory/whatever and
>not to constitute any form of legal advice.
>
>
>jan
>
>
>--
>jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
>Tel +44(0)117 9287088 Fax +44 (0)117 9287112 http://ioctl.org/jan/
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Graham Klyne
<GK@NineByNine.org>
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