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plain literals without language tag compare xsd:string in RDF

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 10:28:41 -0500
Message-Id: <EADB534C-099D-411E-9A70-1788F6E1EF59@gmail.com>
Cc: public-awwsw@w3.org
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>

Is there any utility to having these being disjoint classes? It would  
seem to me that it would be more sensible to say that any string that  
doesn't have a  language type or a datatype is inferred to be of type  
xsd:string.

Did this situation come about because it was easier to make the RDF  
semantics look cleaner, or was there some principled reason for  
making the distinction?

-Alan
Received on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 15:29:00 GMT

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