From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From: Frank van Harmelen <email@example.com> Subject: Re: (Part 2) Where did these syntax constraints come from? Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 23:31:27 -0100 > > TBL> <restrictedBy> > TBL> <Restriction> > TBL> <hasValue> > TBL> I hoped that the english would improve. It is still really > TBL> non-evident from the markup what the restriction is. Also, it is a > TBL> wasteful use of markup. It is an example of excessive reification. > TBL> But I can't think of a better alternative. > > Yes, it's not pretty. If you have a better idea, say it NOW, or it will > be frozen. (Actually, if you read > <subClassOf> > <Restriction> > <hasValue> > It already sounds a lot better!) I agree with Tim here. I think that both versions look rather bad. However, I see no way of getting around the problem without chucking RDF. Peter Patel-Schneider PS: This comment is only slightly in jest.
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