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Re: Proposed response to Hugh WInkler - allDisjoint

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 07:34:06 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f27bb948ddd7873@[]>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org

At 12:40 PM +0300 9/22/03, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>Mike Smith
>>  1. There is problem with the Guide text as it is.  It notes the most
>>  na´ve approach to creating disjoint classes, which is O(n^2).
>How about simply pointing to the test case. e.g.
>  "However, in the use cases we have seen, n is typically small. "
>When n is large,
>an <a href="??">example</a> in [OWL Test Cases] shows a
>possible more efficient encoding.
>The current URI for the example is:
>on approval this will become

I still think we need to actually describe the solution, not just 
point at the test -- Mike, how about putting a paragraph of 
description (take it from Ian's email or work with him to get it 
written) describing what to do - something like

"When n is large, an alternate encoding can be used.  In this case, ..." etc.

For some reason I thought we had agreed to do this when I withdrew my 
objection to not adding allDisjoint, but I cannot find the record of 
that - so now I ask again.  Also, we should have something in Ref 
that points back to this section of Guide or has a discussion there.

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