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Re: UPDATE: longer version of layering document

From: Dieter Fensel <dieter@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 14:29:44 +0100
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To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

>As an aside, I believe that I have made my views on what changes I want to
>RDF and RDFS clear.  (For a recap, with some additions, see below.)  How
>about let's propose them to the RDF Core WG?
>Here are (most of) my proposed changes to RDF:
>1/ Move rdf:type out of the theory into the metatheory
>2/ Remove reification.
>3/ Remove containers.
>4/ Remove several syntax abbreviations.
>I want 2 and 3 removed because they don't have appropriate meaning. I want
>4 removed because it interferes with the correspondence between RDF and
>XML. I want 1 moved because it causes semantic paradoxes in more-powerful

I immediately agree on 1, 3, and 4. For 2, I would recommend a layered, i.e.,
stratified approach like UML or MOF has. It is up to the working group chairs
to decide whether such an innitiative looks worth while to try.

WARNING: I receive more than 100 emails per day
WARNING: and brake down in answering them timely,
WARNING: if ever. Sorry, Dieter :-(
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