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Re: Issue-114

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:54:46 +0200
Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <66FCD620-7911-4F37-8894-B4664E94FE9E@uva.nl>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>

On 2 jul 2008, at 13:19, Bijan Parsia wrote:
> I propose closing this issue with no change.



> We've clearly seen that there is user demand for this feature  
> (stated, clearly, by two users).
> No technical problem has been raised.
> Implementations already support it.
> I'll go further and say I don't see, absent a technical issue, this  
> support being removed. I will certainly oppose removing supporting  
> class/property punning in all the tools I am connected with  
> (including a validator I'm writing). Since class/property punning  
> will be in OWL Full, we'll be back in the mess of having a pointless  
> restriction making some documents nominally OWL Full even though its  
> trivial to support in OWL DL. That's a *losing* position for a tool  
> vendor. Thus, I think this restriction will be, functionally  
> speaking, a dead letter.
> Thus, in the absence of a concrete technical motivation, I think we  
> should close it. Indeed, absent some evidence of significant WG  
> support, I think we shouldn't expend more WG resource on it.  
> Obviously, continued scrutiny is warranted, as always, but I don't  
> think the current discussion has passed the bar yet.
> I would support putting back object/data punning, for that matter.  
> The objections there were primarily motivated by syntactic problems  
> in *one* (important) serialization. That's unfortunate, not happy  
> making.
> Cheers,
> Bijan.

Drs. Rinke Hoekstra

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