Re: daml:item - still confused

Jim, I would second that proposal (and I suggested it
a long time ago). We use it a lot (now as :item) eg
in the actual test cases proof I counted 196 occurences.

Jos De Roo, AGFA

                      Jim Hendler                                                                                                      
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OK, history is we received a request from Bijan Parsia to add daml:item to
OWL.  I passed his mail to the group [1] - he explained that DAML-S finds
daml:item important because they need to be able to build "typed lists".
 Jeremy responded [2] to point out that if we added this it would be to
Full, not DL, since DL doesn't allow the use of lists.  Jeremy is correct,
but that doesn't answer the question - Bijan didn't ask to add it to DL, he
asked to add it to OWL (i.e. Full would address his issue).
 Today I said on the telecon that I thought this related to the issue of
lists, and was told it didn't - but all the previous email about this issue
has been in the context of lists, and we have it indexed under issue 5.5
which is the issue of lists.
 So I would like to ask if anyone would actually oppose the addition of
owl:item to Owl Full.  Otherwise I will (in separate email) propose we open
issue 5.5, add to the closing text the inclusion of owl:item in Owl Full,
and then reclose the issue.



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