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Re: ISSUE 5.2 Language Compliance Levels - proposed clarification

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 07:05:30 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20030124.070530.09089869.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

From: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Subject: RE: ISSUE 5.2 Language Compliance Levels - proposed clarification
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 09:13:11 +0100

> 
> OK - I'll rephrase the proposal.
> 
> (I was just trying to do the minimal change on the current resolution
> closing the issue).
> 
> How about:
> PROPOSE
>   - to reopen issue 5.2
>   - to retract the endorsement of existing OWL lite language subset.
>   -  to remove modality = complete from the OWL Lite Class Axioms in the
> Abstract Syntax
>   -  to endorse the modified OWL Lite language subset
>   -  to close issue 5.2
> 
> This is more in keeping with seeing AS&S as the definitive doc.
> 
> Jeremy


My belief is that OWL Lite was approved including constructs like

	Class(foo partial bar restrict(p allValuesFrom(q) maxCardinality(1)))

*and*

	Class(foo complete bar restrict(p allValuesFrom(q) maxCardinality(1)))

so this proposal is not simply a matter of fixing a decision that was made in
error, but is instead a proposal to significantly change important
characteristics of the language.  Given this, and the lateness of the
proposal, I believe that the bar for approval has to be set extremely high.


Two questions as well:

1/ Why do you want this change?
2/ Will this change achieve what you want?



Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Lucent Technologies
Received on Friday, 24 January 2003 07:05:41 GMT

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