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Re: rdf schema notes

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 13:38:45 -0500
Message-Id: <200108021841.f72Ifed07976@theinfo.org>
Cc: <www-archive@w3.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Comments on the RDF Schema proposals. Deleted items are ones I 
agree with.

On Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 11:33  AM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>      rdfs-constraining-containers: Should it be possible to 
> constrain the
> members of a container to be of a given type?
> PROPOSAL: 	* No compelling case has been made for additional 
> features  in 1.0
> 		* We already allow subclasses of the containers
> 		* Other languages (DAML+OIL; WebOnt; Prose...) can 
> express those constraints

I don't believe that DAML+OIL can express the constraint.

Proposal: Create a superproperty of all the 

>      rdfs-no-cycles-in-subClassOf: Cycles of subClassOf properties are
>      prohibited
> PROPOSAL:	* Not critical for next WD
> 		* No change in this draft, but note we're not married to
>                   current design

Proposal: Remove the restriction.

>      rdfs-subPropertyOf-semantics: The inheritance semantics of the
>        subPropertyOf relationship needs to be clarified.
> PROPOSAL:	* Not critical path for next WD; do after Model theory

Strawman: subProperties by default have the same range and 
domain as their parent, but may be overridden with subClasses of 

>      rdfs-versioning: RDF Schema does not deal adequately with 
> versioning.
> PROPOSAL:	* known hard problem; defer.

Hard problem?

Simply remove the stupid restriction.

>      rdfs-isDefinedBy-semantics: Must the value of an rdfs:isDefinedBy
> property be a schema?
> PROPOSAL: 	not critical path

Strawman: Split it into subproperties: namespace, schema/definition

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