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RE: ISSUE: Malformed DAML+OIL Restrictions

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 22:41:42 -0400
Message-Id: <p05111700b90cc14365b6@[]>
To: "Smith, Michael K" <michael.smith@eds.com>, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org
At 10:38 AM -0500 5/17/02, Smith, Michael K wrote:
>I went over some of this in my response to Jeremy a while back
>The fact that the F2F decided triples would be the exchange syntax does not
>require that the definition of OWL syntax be given in triples. It would seem
>to permit a translation process, say from an XML-based OWL syntax. And that
>syntax could be more restrictive.  If OWL must accommodate all triples, then
>it must give an interpretation to all RDF, which is something Peter is
>trying to avoid.
>As far as I am concerned, "triples" are only marginally syntax.  One point
>of syntax is to help free the semantics from complicated statements about
>when a term is meaningless. 
>In propositional calculus, the 'meaning' of "A and and and or B" doesn't
>come up.  And it would not be a feature if it could.
>- Mike

  The group resolved that the RDF/XML document would be the exchange 
syntax, not the triples.
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