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Re: closing semantic issues

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 21:45:51 +0000
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To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
At 12:13 PM 11/5/01 -0600, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>In particular, the current model theory does not address reification at
>>all, so there is no sense that it can be used to close an issue whose
>>summary asks:
>>         What is the relationships between a statement and its reification.
>True, and I wish it did address reification. For reasons that are still 
>opaque to me, the treatment of reification that I originally offered was 
>rejected by the WG, but until someone can tell me *what* was wrong with 
>it, I am somewhat at a loss as to how to proceed.

My recollection was that it wasn't a problem with the treatment per se, but 
that the group did not want (at that time) to get bogged down in a topic 
that was showing every sign of being a deep rathole for us.  I think there 
was a feeling that reification could be revisited as an "add-on" rather 
than part of the RDF core.


Graham Klyne                    MIMEsweeper Group
Strategic Research              <http://www.mimesweeper.com>
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