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RE: LANG: need to CLOSE Issue 5.6 Imports as magic syntax

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 18:39:34 -0500
Message-Id: <p05111758b9e4cc0cd346@[10.0.1.2]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "Smith, Michael K" <michael.smith@eds.com>
Cc: Jeff Heflin <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>, webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

At 4:30 PM -0600 10/29/02, Dan Connolly wrote:
>
>I find some of the recent design discussion interesting, and
>I'm still mulling over the 9Oct suggestion from Hayes...
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2002Oct/0057.html
>
>but I just ran this by my colleagues again, and my position
>is still that we should POSTPONE this issue; take
>it out of owl until the next version.
>
>[snip]
>
>I hope folks will consider whether they could live
>without a standardized design for this feature for
>a year or so.
>

While I would prefer to resolve than postpone this (and any other) 
issue, I could live with it.  However, I do believe it would mean 
that we would have to demote R3 from requirement to Objective:


>R3. Explicit ontology extension
>
>     Ontologies must be able to explicitly extend other ontologies in 
>order to reuse terms while adding new classes and properties. 
>Ontology extension must be a transitive relation; if ontology A 
>extends ontology B, and ontology B extends ontology C, then ontology 
>A implicitly extends ontology C as well.
>
>     Motivation: Shared ontologies

I'd hate to see us start to demote too many of these...
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