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[RDFa] Default datatype should be a string

From: Wing C Yung <wingyung@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 00:19:02 -0500
To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
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Just wanted to chime in on the following, if it's not too late:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2007Jan/0017

> I am inclined to agree with you on the default datatype: it should just
> be a string, except if you really want some XML. What do others think?
>
> -Ben

We (our Semantic Web group here at IBM Cambridge) agree that it should be a
string since this almost certainly going to be the common case. In our use
of RDFa, we always want strings. XMLLiterals should be specified with the
datatype attribute.

Wing Yung
Internet Technology
wingyung@us.ibm.com
617.693.3763
Received on Friday, 2 February 2007 05:19:16 GMT

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