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Re: proposal for working on the ontology language (N3 scary)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 15:47:37 -0600
Message-Id: <p05101004b83c2f2e285e@[65.212.118.193]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org
>"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:
>[...]
>>  > On syntax I note that Jim suggested actively using N3. If we wish to do
>>  > this, we may wish to standardize N3 at the same time, since the current
>>  > specs are rather loose working documents from TBL and DanC. This could be
>>  > done similarly to how RDF Core have created n-triple.
>>
>>  Frankly N3 scares me.  It has this mystique, but there are many differing
>>  specifications of exactly what it is, and there are no semantics at all for
>>  some of its constructs.  I suggest not touching N3 with an eleven-foot pole.
>
>N3 scares me too. ;-)
>
>I sure like it as short-hand; it's really hard to
>write XML correctly in email and IRC.
>
>But Peter's right that there's no real specification of N3
>in traditional logical terms.

OK, maybe what we need is N2.5. Think about it.

Pat

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