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Re: AS&S and WG consensus (was Re: abstract syntax and RDFS)

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 06:59:39 -0500
Message-ID: <09e201c2c2d6$e995e560$7c01a8c0@ne.mediaone.net>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>
> In recent days there have been identified three substantive differences
> between OWL in AS&S and OWL as determined by the WG. This is sufficient to
> make me suspect that the editor has taken too much latitude and needs to
> carefully review the document and formally raise issues where he believes
> that the document does not reflect OWL as determined by the WG.
>
> The three differences are:
> - dataRange
> - exclusion of XML Literals from OWL DL
> - exclusion of rdfs:seeAlso and rdfs:isDefinedBy from OWL DL
>
> As far as I can tell none of these have been the topic, or subtopic, of
any
> issue, or WG resolution. The first has had a small of amount of
discussion.
> The other two not.
>
> I am happy to have a discussion on the first.
> I expect the other two divergences to be fixed, or for new issues to be
> raised which I will oppose.
>
> I also expect a complete list of substantive divergences between AS&S and
> OWL as determined by WG process to be provided by the editors before we
have
> a last call vote.
> (I realise that that requires judgement on the part of the editors).
>
> If, during last call, or CR, or PR, substantive issues arise because of
such
> procedural irregularities I will not hesitate to request a second last
call.
>
> (These two might look like minor tweaks to Peter, however I cannot live
with
> them).
>

This sort of late game posturing is what can make good specs go bad. You
need to give technical reasons why you "can't live with" what has been
done -- coming from a person who at present doesn't give a hoot either way.
Shrug -- I've never developed any sort of strong affinity for
rdfs:seeAlso -- seems like a wishy washy sort of thing to me. What is your
technical thinking?

I am a little peplexed why folks who were all hot on OWL full in the first
place cannot live with a limited OWL Lite or OWL DL. It is "Lite" for a
reason, no?

Jonathan
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