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Re: [closed] Issue horrocks-01 rdfs:comment semantics

From: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 16:51:24 +0100
Message-ID: <16058.31996.272207.487602@galahad.cs.man.ac.uk>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

The decision is acceptable, even if not (in my opinion) optimal.

I would like to be considered a co-submitter of comment #danc-04 and
informed about its resolution.

Regards,

Ian Horrocks

On April 29, pat hayes writes:
> Ian,
> 
> In
> 
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2003JanMar/0338.html
> 
> you made a last call comment on the RDFCore last call WD's, recorded as
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#horrocks-01
> 
> The RDFCore WG has considered your comment and resolved not to accept it:
> 
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2003Apr/0207.html
> 
> This comment gave rise to considerable discussion. While the WG is
> sympathetic to the need for semantically empty comments, to add a
> special syntax for them was considered too much of a change to RDF at
> this stage and possibly outside the WG charter.  Also, the WG noted
> that applications can store such comments in an external RDF surface
> syntax (eg in XML). Concerning the proposal to render rdf:comment
> entailments inoperative (vacuously true) by semantic fiat, the WG
> notes that other users desire rdf:comment entailments to hold, so
> modifying the semantics to make all such entailments trivial would be
> controversial.  Moreover, we note that OWL can impose such a condition
> within OWL-RDF as part of a semantic extension.
> 
> Please respond to this message, copying www-rdf-comments@w3.org
> indicating whether this decision is acceptable.
> 
> Please note also, that there is another, related and as yet
> unresolved comment:
> 
>    http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030123-issues/#danc-04
> 
> which requests adding a trivially true predicate.  Would you like to be
> considered a co-submitter of this comment and informed about its resolution?
> 
> Pat Hayes
> 
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