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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 18:26:38 +0100
Message-ID: <4DCC184E.4060308@epimorphics.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org

	
On 12/05/11 17:05, Pat Hayes wrote:
> Hmm, on second thoughts and a more careful reading, I am no longer
> sure I like the "MAY replace any literal with a canonical form" idea.
> If this is a licence for some other engine to tidy up the literals in
> my RDF, then I vote against this idea. Who knows why I might have
> chosen to use a non-canonical form? Some people might use the number
> of leading zeros to encode precision information, for example. It
> just seems inappropriate to give a global licence to 'tidy up' other
> people's data. And why do we need this? The datatype definitions
> already provide for the relevant equalities, if someone wants to keep
> their data semantically tidy.
>
> Pat

That one is specifically called out in XML Schema 1.1.

http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-2/#decimal

xsd:decimal does not carry precision and they have added another type 
precisionDecimal for when you specifically do want to include it.

http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-2/#precisionDecimal

The precisionDecimal datatype is a ‘feature at risk’.

	Andy
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