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Re: Comments on this afternoon session on Turtle (ISSUE-12)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:02:07 +0200
Cc: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>, antoine.zimmermann@insa-lyon.fr, public-rdf-wg <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <246D0B49-DB2D-4DDF-8AE8-1C990BEDE2A2@w3.org>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>

On Apr 17, 2011, at 12:49 , Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> On 17 Apr 2011, at 08:45, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> My understanding is that rdf:plainLiteral is a Datatype (ie, it can be used as part of datatype reasoning in RDF, OWL, or RIF) which is not the case of plain literals,
> 
> Yes.
> 
>> and its value space[2] are pairs of the form <string,language-tag>
> 
> Not quite. According to [2], the value space are all <string,lang-tag> pairs *and* all strings.
> 
>> Ie, datatype("chat"@en) would return rdf:PlainLiteral.
> 
> This would be consistent with the definition of the datatype. But since the value space of rdf:PlainLiteral also contains all simple strings, the same could be said for returning
> 
>   datatype("chat") == rdf:PlainLiteral

Correct. Would that create huge problems?

Ivan


> 
> Best,
> Richard


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