update to the compliance document

I have made an update to the compliance document.

1 - I have not changed the name but will be happy to if we like owl lite
or something else better.

2 - I attempted to take feedback provided and incorporate the
non-contentious stuff.

3 - I attempted to take the contentious topics with broad interest -
namely local range restrictions, cardinality, and presentation style and
include my proposal.

Note - I did NOT check this with the people who offered to help on this
document, so dont blame them- I deserve the flames.

Ultimately I needed to balance the input and I felt that more sentiment
had come in that
this was too restrictive in that it would not meet the needs of too many
applications that
were the prime kinds of applications that needed more than RDF/S.
Thus, some would say that I went too far and violated the goal of
staying quite simple.
Some would say I didnt add enough.

Bottom line - I included local range restrictions (global and
existential) and cardinality.
My solution to the issues with presentation is to get this document out
(wordsmithing as necessary if people do not think I have adequately
characterized the limitations we need to live within for RDF)
and then also write a presentation of the language as a limited form of
the full language.
I will do that next once we have agreement that at least no one is so
offended by this proposal that they need to quit the webont effort.
Hopefully we will have more agreement than that, but if that is all that
can be achieved, then I will take that.

Comments welcome.

the document is in the same place:

thanks for all the great feedback to date.

 Deborah L. McGuinness
 Knowledge Systems Laboratory
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 Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020
 email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
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Received on Sunday, 26 May 2002 05:54:14 UTC