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Re: ISSUE-12: xs:string VS plain literals: proposed resolution

From: David Wood <dpw@talis.com>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 08:16:46 -0400
Message-Id: <604EC65F-5874-45DD-9980-DB274EEA8552@talis.com>
Cc: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>, "public-rdf-wg@w3.org" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
On May 6, 2011, at 7:44, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-05-06 at 09:33 +0100, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>> 
>> I wonder if most people would be happen if we emphasised that it's
>> the 
>> value that matters.  xsd:string and simple literal have the same
>> value, 
>> as do 00123 and +123.
> 
> I guess it depends what you mean by 'emphasise'...
> 
> I was shocked to discover SPARQL cared about the difference, and thought
> it was a grave mistake at the time (but I didn't notice until it was too
> late).  I had assumed everyone already knew you should just care about
> the value, and that every API should convert for you, hiding the
> difference.  But I was wrong, and I don't really know how to get people
> to use the "Semantic Web" technologies at a "semantic" level.

+1. Of course, it would help if we standardized it that way :)

Regards,
Dave



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