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Proposal to reopen issue 5.3 semantic layering

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:59:00 +0100
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200212311859.00037.jjc@hpl.hp.com>

I assume that the chairs will require this proposal to be seconded before 
being considered. Nor would I want it considered if I am alone in my 
concerns. So at this stage I am looking for a seconder.

I think the aspect of this issue concerning the syntactic characterization of 
OWL DL should be reopened.
The key problems are:
+ the characterization in terms of the abstract syntax is too difficult to 
explain in terms of RDF triples
+ the abstract syntax characterizatrion interacts poorly with owl:imports
+ the limitations concerning blank nodes in RDF are insufficiently motivated.
+ the limitations seem to be excessively conservative.
+ the documents other than the abstract syntax (and the test cases) have not 
attempted to follow this resolution.

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