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

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 17:32:01 +0100
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To: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>, pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

At 16:51 08/05/2003 +0100, Ian Horrocks wrote:

>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.

Thanks for the response Ian, done.

The formal notification has not yet come out, but for your information, the 
RDFCore decided last week to postpone danc-04 and add it to our postponed 
issues list.

   http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfs-fyi

Brian


>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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