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Issue: compliance level 1 position with respect to rdf

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@KSL.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 09:12:15 -0700
Message-ID: <3CED14DF.C4B29F9F@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
the most challenging problem from the editor's perspective is the
presentation of the document.
There is a proposal to present compliance level 1 as a subset of full
OWL INSTEAD of presenting it as something that may be viewed as an
extension of RDF.
There was an earlier proposal to present it as "RDF on steroids"
(INSTEAD of as a subset of full OWL).
there *may* be a position that it could be

**an extension of a dialect of a restricted version of RDF.
The restriction is on the set of allowable models.
The restriction means that everything expressible in compliance level 1
is valid RDF  but not all valid RDF will be valid in the language
described by compliance level 1.

This position is a *possible* compromise.

Another possible compromise is to present it both ways.

So the choice is:
1 - present it as a subset of full OWL only
2 - present it as some kind of step up from RDF  (probably using the
position stated at **)
3 - present it both ways.

 Deborah L. McGuinness
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