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Re: WOWG: agenda Aug 15 telecon

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 08:28:18 -0400
To: Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020815082818Q.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

From: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Subject: Re: WOWG: agenda Aug 15 telecon
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 13:58:37 +0200

> Further to my summary of the contributions to public comments list,
> two new messages arrived today, both of which are also relevant to the 
> semantics discussion also on the agenda for today:
> Message [1] points out a bug in the DAML+OIL spec that we are about to be 
> bitten by as well if we don't take care. (Essentially the current DAML+OIL 
> spec of sameClassAs forces its arguments to be of type daml:Class,
> even if without that statement they would only be of type rdfs:Class).

My understanding is that this was a feature, not a bug.  The use of
sameClassAs in importing terms from RDF/RDFS is thus the bug.

> Message [2] shows the confusion people have about the relation between RDF 
> and OWL: is every OWL document an RDFS document (as our working documents 
> state), or is it the other way around (as the author believes it to be the 
> case).

Yes, this is a potential source of confusion.  We will have to do extra
work in this area.

> Food for the teleconf today.
> Frank.
>    ----
> [1] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/2002Aug/0022.html
> [2] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/2002Aug/0023.html

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