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Fwd: RE: Proposed response to Dave Reynolds - questions from HP

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 08:35:58 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f1ebb42dfd21705@[]>
To: public-webont-comments@w3.org, Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

Dave - Jeremy Carroll points out that a different previous response 
was more responsive to your question:

>>  - The RDF support within Jena permits users to:
>>     - use annonymous nodes as the object of
>>       more than one triple
>>     - have cycles of anonymous nodes
>>     While the syntactic restrictions between, for example,
>>     unnamed individuals and descriptions are understandable,
>>     it is not clear why OWL DL has not permitted, for example,
>>     an unnamed individual to be the object of more than
>>     one triple, or an unnamed individual to be the object
>>     of a triple of which it is the subject.
>>     Please either relax this constraint or offer a rationale.
>>  I am pasting in here the response that Peter Patel-Schneider sent to
>>  another comment raising this same issue - his answer can be seen in
>>  full in [7]
>>  owlsas-rdfcore-bnodes-restrictions

We agree that there may be cause for concern, but note that the changes
>requested would minimally require a major rework of the direct semantics of
>OWL DL. (Section 3 of S&AS).
>We have created a new issue and postponed it, so that a future group may,
>the benefit of deployment experience, assess whether these concerns were
>legitimate, and whether the quantity of work required to attempt to address
>this issue is motivated.
>We are still considering relaxing some of the constraints on bnodes
>corresponding to class expressions; however, this does not seem to be your
>main concern. We will notify you of any change.

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