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Re: Drop 'formal semantics' from the deliverable list

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 11:56:45 +0100
Cc: "public-ole-comment@w3.org" <public-ole-comment@w3.org>
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To: Renato Iannella <renato@knowledgeflux.com>

> On 8 Dec 2015, at 11:48, Renato Iannella <renato@knowledgeflux.com> wrote:
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>> On 7 Dec 2015, at 7:58 PM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org>> wrote:
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>> The current text in the list of deliverables includes:
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>> > A technology-neutral permissions and obligations information model with formal semantics
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>> This may be dangerous as part of an official deliverable text. The term “formal semantics” is, in many respect, a very loaded term and may mean the development of some sort of a mathematical model to express the model which can become very complex and difficult to understand. Consider, for example, the [prov formal semantics document](http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/NOTE-prov-sem-20130430/ <http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/NOTE-prov-sem-20130430/>). I do not think we should put this into a "required" list of deliverables.
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> Agree. I think we drop the word “formal” from the title.
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> If there is a need from the WG participants for a “formal” model, then that can become a WG NOTE.

That is of course fine.

Thanks

ivan

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