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Re: [closed] re: Pan-01

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 02:44:20 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001a1bbb4299c2bfe5@[]>
To: "Jeff Z. Pan" <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org

>Dear Pat,
>>  with respect to your comment
>>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2003JanMar/0266.html
>>  archived as pan-01, the working group has decided not to accept your
>Thank you for your messages,
>>  We will also note a possible way to reconcile your position
>>  with the current RDF design.
>and your efforts.
>>  Your message makes a number of points, but they can be summarized by
>>  the complaint that the RDF (and RDFS) model theory (MT) is
>>  "non-standard".
>>In order to avoid getting into details, let me summarize
>>  these various points of view as the 'layered' vision of a
>>  metamodelling architecture.
>First of all, I would like to make clear that I didn't suggest replacing
>RDFS with RDFS(FA) in my last call comments. Instead, since there are
>when layering FOL on top of RDFS, I suggested identifying a proper
>of RDFS, RDFS(FA), so that we can layer FOL languages on top of it within
>a layered metamodeling architecture. That is what I meant by "an alternative
>approach". See

Hi Jeff.

In response to your comment above,the WG has resolved that to attempt 
to define such a proper sub-language is beyond our charter and our 
timescale. However, we have resolved


that this issue should be classified as postponed, meaning that it 
will be on the agenda of any WG which considers RDF in the future.

Please let us know if this adequately responds to your comment, CCing 



PS> We can continue the more extended debate on another thread if you wish.

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