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Re: RDFS bug "A property can have at most one range property"

From: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 18:29:26 +0000 (GMT)
Message-ID: <14902.28294.522872.259918@galahad.cs.man.ac.uk>
To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>, "Ora Lassila" <daml@lassila.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
On December 11, Tim Berners-Lee writes:
> I see DAML-ONT as natural extension of RDF-S.  Whether for simplicity
> one defines synonyms in the DAML namesapce for RDFS proerties is
> a question which is open.  I understand the coinsensus is for the moment
> not to.  I find when authoring things by hand it is a  pain to have to
> use seperate rdf: and rdfs: and ont: namespaces, but some said their
> software
> didn't handle coreference well enough to pepper the world with synonyms.
> I'm not very fussy about it at present myself.

The latest consensus is that synonyms will be retained, even if
"deprecated", as an aid to backwards compatibility.

Ian
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