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Re: Comments on this afternoon session on Turtle

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:25:27 -0400
Message-ID: <4DA6D9A7.1020806@thefigtrees.net>
To: antoine.zimmermann@insa-lyon.fr
CC: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@deri.org>, public-rdf-wg <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On 4/14/2011 3:47 AM, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:
> Just a comment and what my votes would have been if I could have joined
> the session.
> ========
> PROPOSED: Mark xs:string as archaic for use in RDF, recommending use of
> plain literals instead. Recommend that systems silently convert
> xs:string data to plain literals.
> -1
> I always thought of plain literals as a written utterance in an
> unspecified language. This is not what xs:strings are. Strings are a
> sequence of characters, irrespective of any language. They cannot be
> translated or assigned a language tag. xs:string should be used for
> things like serial numbers, identifiers, passwords, etc.
> I would rather have plain literals with no language tags implicitly
> meaning xs:string (as Jean-François proposed but it seemed unnoticed).
> xs:string is not defined by RDF anyway, I don't know why RDF should
> reject this particular XML datatype.
> If plain literals with no lang tag are implicitly typed with xs:string,
> then all literals have either a datatype or a language tag, which
> simplifies the manipulation of literals.

I agree with this point of view.


> =======
> PROPOSED: close ISSUE-18 by requiring digits after the decimal point, as
> in "18.0".
> PROPOSED: Allow dots inside local part and namespace part of qnames in
> Turtle, aligning with SPARQL syntax
> PROPOSED: Turtle should remain as a syntax only for Triples, some other
> syntax should be defined to represent quad data
> +1 to all of these.
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