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Re: What is added by functional syntax?

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:53:20 +0100
Message-Id: <423EF357-E5C0-4AB9-8DA4-BD44C7153745@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: "OWL 1.1" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>

On 13 Aug 2008, at 13:07, Ivan Herman wrote:

> Jim,
> just to frame the discussion more precisely: afaik there are no  
> plans for publishing the M'ter syntax as a recommendation. There  
> might be a WG Note for the M'ter syntax, but only a note. So let us  
> not count that one in.
> I _personally_ view the XML syntax as some sort of an exchange syntax

If you mean by "exchange syntax" to include the "sort of thing people  
might author with" then I agree.

> and not a syntax for defining our spec (others may not agree with  
> me on that).

It doesn't at the moment, but it could. It's possible for the XML  
syntax to replace the functional syntax though there'd be different  
pain places and it would be some work at a late stage in the came.

> Ie, it does not have the same role and significance (again: for me)  
> than the functional syntax and the diagrams.

Right. That's true. Same for the RDF syntax. It has a different role  
than the functional syntax and of the diagrams.

Manchester Syntax is another "exchange" syntax.

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