RE: oneOfDistinct, a proposal for 5.18


I think what Mike meant was explain the LEGAL syntax.  It will be no 
problem to describe what it *does*, you tell us how to say it.


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"Smith, Michael K" <>
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01/02/2003 09:39 AM
        To:     Dan Connolly <>, "Peter F. 
\"Patel-Schneider" <>
        Subject:        RE: oneOfDistinct, a proposal for 5.18


I'm unclear here.  Explain the illegal syntax?  I can explain AllDistinct
once we figure out how to say it.  Though its getting late to add a lot of
text to the Guide.  I still need to fix the datatype examples.

- Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Connolly []
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 1:38 PM
To: Peter F. "Patel-Schneider
Subject: Re: oneOfDistinct, a proposal for 5.18

On Fri, 2002-12-20 at 09:20, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> There is an alternative, however, which I think is preferable in some
> OWL could have something like
> <owl:AllDistinct rdf:parseType="Collection">
>   <owl:Person rdf:about="#John"/>
>   <owl:Person rdf:about="#Susan"/>
> </owl:AllDisjoint>

I realized the other day that this doesn't actually parse.
AllDistinct parses as a typedNode there, not a propertyElement.
parseType goes on propertyElements.

It seems Jos already made the point in his message
of Sat, 21 Dec 2002 20:56:12 +0100

| I just don't see how rdf:parsetype="Collection"
| could work in this case

I don't think that's a show-stopper, but I suggest
the chair confirm that the guide editor can
explain how to use AllDistinc before making a decision
about AllDistinct.

Dan Connolly, W3C

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