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Re: Additional terminology

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:22:10 +0100
Cc: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1C04ECB3-FBEE-440D-80B3-A46E9BC3520E@cyganiak.de>
To: nathan@webr3.org
On 26 Apr 2011, at 22:58, Nathan wrote:
>>>> plain literals without language tag
>>> The need to describe this thing was so common in SPARQL 1.0 that Eric proposed "simple literal" for this.
>> Perhaps this particular class of literals is particularly prominent in SPARQL, but from my reading of the RDF Recommendation Set it doesn't actually occur all that often.
>> “Simple literal” vs “plain literal” isn't very clear naming.
> 
> string vs text?

Well, but “simple literals” are supposed to be a subkind of “plain literals”, which are distinct from “typed literals”, so calling them “string literals” when they are supposed to be “untyped” isn't very clear either ...

What a nice mess we're in :-)

Richard
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