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Re: specifying minimal datatypes without reference to "OWL Tools"

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 10:33:22 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f55bb274bfc71fb@[10.0.1.2]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-webont-wg@w3.org

At 9:25 AM -0500 7/1/03, Dan Connolly wrote:
>Hmm... I gather Peter is travelling.
>
>Meanwhile, I'd be interested to know if anybody
>else agrees or disagrees that this is an improvement...
>
>On Thu, 2003-06-26 at 09:37, Dan Connolly wrote:
>>  Prompted by Martin's I18N questions, I found...
>>
>>  "OWL tools need only implement the datatypes xsd:integer and
>>  xsd:string."
>>    --
>>  http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-semantics/syntax.html#owl_built_in_datatypes
>>
>>  What's an "OWL tool"? Let's specify the language
>>  without reference to software.
>>
>>  In 3.1. Vocabularies and Interpretations,
>>  please change the defintion of datatype theory
>>  and/or Abstract OWL interpretation so that
>>  integer and string have to be included in the
>>  set of datatypes for every Abstract OWL interpretation.
>>
>>  And change OWL interpretation in 5.2. OWL Interpretations
>>  likewise.
>>
>>  Then strike the "OWL tools..." bit in
>>  section 2. Abstract Syntax.
>
>--
>Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/


In my own opinion, I think what you suggest is an improvement.
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