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Re: Plain literals and xsd:string

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:49:54 +0100
Cc: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>, public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Message-Id: <F3211F91-80C5-44FA-84B6-8BE5A6A9E483@garlik.com>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
On 2011-04-20, at 18:17, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> On 20/04/11 17:57, Axel Polleres wrote:
>> hmmmmmm, potential effects of RDF decisions on Update or Query at this stage worry me... is there a way we can get around such effects
>> easily without just ignoring the movements in the RDF WG?
> Rather hard to get round, IMO:
> """
> Recommend that systems silently convert xs:string data to plain literals
> """
> and a SPARQL engine isa system.  So we need to consider it even if we find it can be argued for no effect. Ignoring is not really viable.
> I haven't looked at "RDF Entailment Regime" and "RDFS Entailment Regime".
> xsd:string/simple literal is xsd 1a/1b in "7.4 Datatype Entailment Rules" of http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-mt/.  Don't think it's mentioned anywhere else.
> Doing it right might be modifying rq25.xml#BGPsparql but I really hope we don't have to.  I haven't had space to think about it but it does need checking.  Maybe converting in parsing and/or expression evaluation is enough.

I would expect that's enough, if we can make that change on the basis of a RDF-WG decision. I will change the results of existing SPARQL queries of course.

> On the upside, it makes nice, but tricky-in-the-detail, optimization of filters/patterns with string work.

Yes. I think it will benefit users overall.

- Steve

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