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Re: proposal for working on the ontology language (N3 scary)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 11:32:41 -0600
Message-ID: <3C164339.B08F909A@w3.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-webont-wg@w3.org
"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:
> > On syntax I note that Jim suggested actively using N3. If we wish to do
> > this, we may wish to standardize N3 at the same time, since the current
> > specs are rather loose working documents from TBL and DanC. This could be
> > done similarly to how RDF Core have created n-triple.
> Frankly N3 scares me.  It has this mystique, but there are many differing
> specifications of exactly what it is, and there are no semantics at all for
> some of its constructs.  I suggest not touching N3 with an eleven-foot pole.

N3 scares me too. ;-)

I sure like it as short-hand; it's really hard to
write XML correctly in email and IRC.

But Peter's right that there's no real specification of N3
in traditional logical terms.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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