status of RDF, RDFS, and OWL ``namespace files''


What is the status of
Are they normative parts of the RDF specifications?  I don't see how, because

1/ Neither of them are valid in the RDF Model Theory or the RDFS model theory.

   does not have elements that correspond to all the elements of the RDF

If they are not normative, what is their status?

One reason that I ask is that WebOnt has a similar sort of document
with some of the same problems, but because of owl:imports the actual
contents of the document matters more.

In fact, owl:imports makes the contents of
matter more.

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Lucent Technologies

Received on Thursday, 2 January 2003 22:30:26 UTC