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Re: Suntax comments on the Guide document

From: Jerome Euzenat <Jerome.Euzenat@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 13:02:45 +0100
Message-Id: <a05200f05ba39d8d64532@[62.147.118.121]>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org

Hi,

In his message (Re: Suntax comments on the Guide document) of 31/12/2002,
Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>  > "In this document we present examples using the OWL XML syntax,
>>  assuming XML will be familiar to the largest audience. The standard
>>  for interchange of OWL assertions between tools depends on RDF
>>  triples. Note that OWL has been designed for maximal compatibility
>>  with RDF and RDF Schema. "
>
>This para seems to cause a lot of confusion.
>The syntax used in the Guide is RDF/XML as described in the RDF Syntax Revised
>found at
>http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar

Thanks this confirms my feelings that I was really generating RDF/XML.

I suggest either revision 1:

"In this document we present examples using the OWL RDF/XML syntax [REF1],
assuming XML will be familiar to the largest audience. The standard
for interchange of OWL assertions between tools depends on RDF
triples. Note that OWL has been designed for maximal compatibility
with RDF and RDF Schema. This syntax is different from the OWL XML
presentation syntax [REF2]."

or revision 2 (need to change the whole document and wine/food ontologies):

"In this document we present examples using the OWL XML presentation 
syntax [REF2], assuming XML will be familiar to the largest audience. 
The standard
for interchange of OWL assertions between tools depends on RDF 
triples. Note that OWL has been designed for maximal compatibility 
with RDF and RDF Schema. "

One remark that has been raised in OntoWeb SIG Language meeting is 
that the Guide document is very good but we lacked some thing like a 
"grammar for OWL". OWL-XML provide such a grammar, but OWL-RDF does 
not provide (as far as I can see) a RDF-Schema (with typing 
information).

PS: AS&S=Abstract Syntax and Semantics
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