RE: [LC response] To Jeremy Carroll Re: alternative syntaxes

Not happy, but not objecting further on this one either.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider []
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> Subject: [LC response] To Jeremy Carroll Re: alternative syntaxes
> Dear Jeremy,
> Thank you for your comment
>      <
> comments/2009May/0014.html>
> on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.
> Concerning the Manchester Syntax:
> The fact that the Working Group is leaving the Manchester Syntax
> document as a Note and is not planning on turning it into a
> recommendation does not mean that the Manchester Syntax document is
> informative as far as the Manchester Syntax is concerned. To the
> contrary, the Manchester Syntax document is just as normative for the
> Manchester Syntax as the W3C Team Submissions on Turtle
> ( and N3
> ( are for Turtle and N3, and has
> just as much reason for providing a MIME type as they do.  As the
> Manchester Syntax was already in use (and even in some use as a syntax
> for entire OWL ontologies), the Working Group felt that there was no
> downside in having a Working Group note on a Manchester Syntax for OWL
> 2.
> Concerning the new XML Serialization:
> The Working Group is firmly convinced that the new XML Serialization
> will be a net gain for OWL, as it will allow better integration of OWL
> into the XML tool chain. The Working Group did discuss the pain
> involved
> in having another syntax for OWL, but decided that this pain was
> acceptable, particularly as the Working Group will be providing GRDDL
> methods for turning documents in the XML Serialization into RDF as part
> of the implementation activities during the Candidate Recommendation
> period. This should mean that there is no reduction in the practial
> interoperability between OWL and RDF, as RDF tools will be able to
> easily obtain an RDF version of any document using the XML
> Serialization. This situation is indeed better than before, as the XML
> Serialization for OWL 1 does not have a GRDDL transform.
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> Peter F. Patel-Schneider
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