[LC response] To Thorsten Liebig

Dear Thorsten, 

Thank you for your comment 
on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts. 

The restriction on unnamed individuals not appearing in the axioms you mention
is particular only to the OWL 2 DL variant of OWL. The structural specification,
however, has been designed to capture OWL 2 ontologies beyond OWL 2 DL, and the
same design principle has been applied to the OWL/XML syntax. In fact, an
important design goal was to keep the two syntaxes in sync. 

The OWL WG will therefore not make any changes to the OWL/XML syntax in response
to this comment. 

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Boris Motik
on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group

Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 13:08:09 UTC