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Re: Review: Syntax

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 14:37:43 +0200
Message-ID: <48C66E17.6040908@w3.org>
To: Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
CC: 'Mike Smith' <msmith@clarkparsia.com>, public-owl-wg@w3.org

Boris Motik wrote:
>> 2) The examples include a lot of discussion about the OWA and the lack
>> of UNA.  This seemed inappropriate for the Syntax doc, but I'm
>> interested in others' views.
> This document was supposed to serve as a reference and as such, I felt it important to explain intuitively the semantics of various
> constructs. OWA and UNA are probably two most prominent features of OWL that can be quite counterintuitive in practice. Therefore, I
> thought it would be good not only to say what follows from the constructs that depend on them, but also what doesn't. I really
> believe this will make the specification more accessible to people.


There are some remarks on UNA in the primer, too (maybe we should have
even more...), I fully agree with Boris that making this document more
readable in this respect is a good thing.



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