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Re: TEST: last call candidate

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 16:35:47 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f69bae858366e58@[]>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

>>  1 - section 5 - Testing an OWL implementation is labeled Informative.
>>  I believe it would be consistent with WG decisions to be either
>>  informative or normative (at the editors' discretion)

Since I suggested either informative or normative, and you declined, 
I take that to mean you will remove the section completely - right?

(that is:

I said: Normative V Informative
you said decline (taken to mean "Not")
which means  -(Normative V informative)
which becomes  -Normative ^ -Informative

(I can do it in Predicate logic if you'd prefer, but then I'd need to 
skolemize a variable...)



>a) the text of this section has had less care than normative text (some of the
>phrasing is less precise than I would like with MUSTs and SHOULDs)
>b) the musts and shoulds are logical consequences of the MUSTS and SHOULDS in
>the conformance section. I would expect OWL implementors to grok that,
>without an explicit upcasing.
>c) that would make running the test suite obligatory for OWL implementations
>to claim conformance - if we choose to do that we would need more work on the
>abstract and introduction to make that clear, and it's a bit late for that.
>I would be happy to reconsider if there is more call for this change.

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