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Re: DTD for OWL document?

From: Roger L. Costello <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 09:09:03 -0500
Message-ID: <3E6B4AFF.20DCA8F2@mitre.org>
To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
CC: "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>

Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 05:51, Roger L. Costello wrote:
> >
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > Has anyone created a DTD which describes the organization of an OWL
> > document?
> 
> I'm not sure...
> 
> >  If so, could I get a copy?  That would be extremely useful.
> 
> Hmm... really? how so? I'm curious.

Hi Dan,

Here are a couple examples of the utility of an OWL DTD:

1. As I create OWL documents I can validate (using readily available
XML Parsers) that they are syntactically correct.  This alone would make
the DTD very valuable.

2. A DTD would act as another "piece of the puzzle" in terms of
understanding OWL.  It would instantly answer questions like "is the
owl:ontology element mandatory?"  [BTW, can someone answer that
question?  I don't know the answer to it.]

What do you think about these?  /Roger
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