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Why do you want to do that?

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@pioneerca.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 08:21:47 -0700
Message-ID: <FF87F1B4B37F4BD19D85162BFF853C79@rhm8200>
To: "Semantic Web at W3C" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: "KR-language" <KR-language@YahooGroups.com>, "Adam Pease" <adampease@earthlink.net>, "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>

Over the last six years, I have suggested a number of
"improvements" to the RDF language.  Not one of
my suggestions was adopted.  Apparently,
RDF is fine just the way is, thank you!

I would now like to turn the tables, and ask
why do you want to do that?
 I'll start with two features of RDF 
which seem to be popular.

1. X  subClassOf  X;
A neat mathematical property, right?
But if you do the inferences, what it means is
    X  sameAs  X;
We already knew that.
Why do you want to do that?

2. X  type  Y;  X  subClassOf  Z;
Another neat property: X is an individual and a class.
Now I can ... What?  I don't know.
Why do you want to do that?

Dick McCullough
Ayn Rand do speak od mKR done;
mKE do enhance od Real Intelligence done;
knowledge := man do identify od existent done;
knowledge haspart proposition list;
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